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In Oil! Upton Sinclair fashioned a novel out of the oil scandals of the Harding administration, providing in the process a detailed picture of the development of the oil industry in Southern California. Bribery of public officials, class warfare, and international rivalry over oil production are the context for Sinclair's story of a genial independent oil developer and his son, whose sympathy with the oilfield workers and socialist organizers fuels a running debate with his father. Senators, small investors, oil magnates, a Hollywood film star, and a crusading evangelist people the pages of this lively novel.

About the Author

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), novelist and journalist, is best known for his novel about the Chicago meatpacking industry, The Jungle. A paperback edition of his I, Candidate for Governor is available from California. Jules Tygiel is the author of The Great Los Angeles Swindle: Oil, Stocks, and Scandal during the Roaring Twenties (paperback California, 1996) and The Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy. He is Professor of History at San Francisco State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520207271
Foreword:
Tygiel, Jules
Author:
Tygiel, Jules
Author:
Sinclair, Upton
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
California, Southern
Subject:
Motion picture industry -- California, Southern -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
California fiction
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
19970430
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.25 in 21 oz

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