News and Views from Ernster, the Law Library Virtual Cat.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Today In Legal (And Literary) History
On September 20, 1878, Upton Sinclair was born in
Baltimore, Maryland. Sinclair later became an influential author and social
reformer. In particular, his novel The Jungle exposed unsafe and
unsanitary conditions in America’s meat-packing industry, and helped to inspire
the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
(a.k.a. - legal stuff I have to say on advice of counsel)
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