Skip navigation

pigA1ABaltimore Afro-American, June 12, 1909. That disemboweled Government inspector would have only been on the job for three years max, and owed his gig to socialist muckraker Upton Sinclair, whose novel The Jungle spurred the passage of the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. But you don’t really care about such reformist folderol, do you? You just want to read some serious slaughterhouse mayhem. Well, brace yourself. PigB1A

About these ads

2 Comments

  1. The casting director’s job will be made easier knowing that one guy was Italian.

    • Yeah, I love the ethnic specificity of the reportage of this era. You’re never at a loss to know who’s Irish, Italian or ‘colored.’


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: