Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Having reviewed Fast Food Nation I thought it only fitting to provide a link to an e-text of The Jungle, the book that first sparked the movement to improve labor conditions and institutue food safety laws within the food industry when it was published in 1906. Sinclair's descriptions of the conditions that existed within the meat-packing factories are quite literally horrific and profoundly disturbing if you consider that there were people running these factories that knew about such conditions and were content to do nothing.

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