After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection - Chapter 9: USDA Government Inspected Summary & Analysis

Jams Wst Davidson
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In Chapter 9, the authors look at interpreting the history of political events using the development of stricter government meat inspection laws that came into existence in the early part of the 20th century under President Theodore Roosevelt.

The chapter opens with a brief summary of the events leading up to the formation of the new laws. Theodore Roosevelt had come into office in 1904 and was building a reputation as a tough-minded leader. In 1906, an author named Upton Sinclair, a socialist who wanted to show how workers in the meat packing industry were mistreated, published a book called "The Jungle" exposing the often appallingly unsanitary conditions found in the largest packing plants. Rather than raise support for the meat packing workers, the book raised an outcry from the public about the unclean conditions and adulterated meat products the plants put...

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