The jungleSeries: Great Books Published by : Discovery Communications, Inc. Physical details: 26 mins.; color ISBN:014080. Year: 2002
Upton Sinclair's groundbreaking expose of Chicago's meatpacking industry was a horror story of unsanitary conditions, food poisoning, and child labor abuse. Learn what led Sinclair into this turn-of-the-century "urban jungle" and how his book prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws.