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The Jungle (the novel)
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The Jungle (the novel)


  socialist, Upton Sinclair’s famous novel of appalling conditions in the U.S. meatpacking industry in the early 20th century (1906)
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Strongly Associated with:   Upton Sinclair
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Upon arriving in Chicago to write this novel, Sinclair is quoted as having said, "Hello! I’m Upton Sinclair, and I’m here to write the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the Labor Movement!"

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Although Sinclair originally meant for his novel to focus on industrial labor and working conditions, food safety became the most pressing issue. Sinclair’s account of workers falling into meat processing tanks and being ground, along with animal parts, into "Durham’s Pure Beef Lard", gripped public attention. The morbidity of the working conditions, as well as the exploitation of children and women alike that Sinclair exposed showed the corruption taking place inside the meat packing factories. Foreign sales of American meat fell by one-half. In order to calm public outrage and demonstrate the cleanliness of their meat, the major meat packers lobbied the Federal government to pass legislation paying for additional inspection and certification of meat packaged in the United States.  Their efforts, coupled with the public outcry, led to the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which established the Food and Drug Administration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle  (retrieved 6/08)


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