Here are key sources for further study

Some of the pamphlets, including this one, are availabe in digital format here.

Campaign pamphlets & periodicals

California League Against Sinclairism. Upton Sinclair Attacks all Churches , 1934.
EPIC News , Dec. 1933-Sept. 1947.
National EPIC Magazine, 1936.
Pickerill, Thomas Edwin. I, assemblyman from Orange County, and how I supported Upton Sinclair. (74th Assembly District) 1934
Sinclair, Upton. EPIC Answers How to End Poverty in California.1934
Sinclair, Upton. EPIC Plan for California. 1934
Sinclair, Upton. I, Governor of California, And How I Ended Poverty, A True Story of the Future, 1933
Sinclair, Upton. Immediate EPIC, The Final Statement of the Plan, 1934.
Sinclair, Upton. We, the People of America, and How We End Poverty, A True Story. 1935


Greg Mitchell's book is the most detailed account of the campaign against Sinclair .


Arthur, Anthony. Radical Innocent : Upton Sinclair New York : Random House, 2006.
Burke, Robert E. Olson's New Deal for California . Berkeley: UC Press, 1953.
Coodley, Lauren, ed. The Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair's California . Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2004
Harris, Leon A. Upton Sinclair, American Rebel New York : Crowell, 1975
Laslett, John H.M. Sunshine Was Never Enough: Los Angeles Workers, 1880-2010 Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012
Mattson, Kevin. Upton Sinclair and the other American century Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
Mitchell, Greg. The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair’s Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics New York: Random House, Inc., 1992.
Rogin, Michael Paul and John L. Shover. Political Change in California: Critical Elections and Social Movements, 1890- 1966 , 1970
Sinclair, Upton. Autobiography .
Sinclair, Upton. I, Candidate For Governor : And How I Got Licked; Introduction By James N. Gregory Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994
Starr, Kevin. Endangered dreams : the Great Depression in California New York : Oxford University Press, 1996



Antognini, Richard. 1975. "The Role of A.P. Giannini in the 1934 Calfifornia Gubernatorial Election," Southern California Quarterly 57, no. 1: 53-86.
Apostol, Jane. 2007. "From Salon to Soap-boc: Kate Crane Gartz, Parlor Provocateur." Southern California Quarterly 89, no. 4: 373-390.
Blake, Fay M. and Morton H. Newman. "Upton Sinclair's EPIC Campaign," California History 1984 63(4), 305-312.
Grenier, Judson. 1974. "Upton Sinclair: The Road to California." Southern California Quarterly 56, no. 4: 325-336.
Larsen, Charles E. "The Epic Campaign of 1934," Pacific Historical Review , (XXVII) May 1958, 127-148.
Leader, Leonard. "Upton Sinclair's EPIC Switch: A Dilemma for American Socialists," Southern California Quarterly , (LXII)4 Winter 1980, 361-381.
Lepore, Jill. "The Lie Factory: How Politics Became a Business," New Yorker, September 24, 2012
McEdwards, Mary. "Upton Sinclair, California's EPIC Prophet," University of Wyoming Publications , XXXIV(10), August 7, 1968, 180-203.
McIntosh, Clarence F. "The Significance of the End-Poverty-in-California Movement," The Pacific Historian , (27)4, Winter 1983, 20-25.
Mitchell, Greg. "Summer of '34, Part I: The Democratic Candidate," Working Papers Magazine , 9(6),November/December 1982, 28-36.
Mitchell, Greg. "Summer of '34, Part II:Showdown in California," Working Papers Magazine , 10(1), January/February 1983, 18-27.
Posner, Russell M. "A.P. Giannini and the 1934 Campaign in California," Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 39(2) June 1957.
Rising, George G. 1997. "An EPIC Endeavor: Upton Sinclair's 1934 California Gubernatorial Campaign." Southern California Quarterly 79, no. 1: 101-124.
Singer, Donald L. "Upton Sinclair and the California Gubernatorial Campaign of 1934," Southern California Quarterly , 56(4) 1974, 375-406.
Soderbergh, Peter A. 1970. "Upton Sinclair and Hollywood" Midwest Quarterly 12, no. 1: 173-191.
Tice Moore, James. 1984. "Depression images: Subsistence Homesteads, "Production-For-Use," and King Vidor's Our Daily Bread." Midwest Quarterly 26, no. 1: 24-34
Zanger, Martin. "Upton Sinclair as California's Socialist Candidate for Congress, 1920," Southern California Quarterly , 56(4), 359-379.



Albrecht, Alfred James. A Rhetorical Study of Upton Sinclair's 1934 Campaign for Governor of California . Phd diss. Indiana University, 1966.
Chinn, Ronald. Democratic Party Politics in California, 1920-1956 . PhD. diss. UCB, 1956.
Delmatier, Royce Deems. The Rebirth of the Democratic Party in California, 1928-1938. PhD. diss. UCB, 1958.
Larsen, Charles Edward. The "EPIC" Movement in California Politics, 1933-1936 , PhD. diss. UCB, 1936
McIntosh, Clarence Frederic. Upton Sinclair and the Epic Movement, 1933-1936 , PhD. diss. Stanford University, 1955.
Sitton, Thomas Joseph. Urban Politics and Reform in New Deal Los Angeles: The Recall of Mayor Frank L. Shaw. PhD. diss. UC Riverside, 1983.


Archival Collections

Elmer Belt Upton Sinclair collection, Occidental College Library Special Collections
Reuben Borough papers, UCLA special collections library
Teggart, Richard Victor. Scrapbook of Republican Campaign literature for the 1934 gubernatorial election.
Upton Sinclair Papers, Lilly Library, Indiana University