Playlist Chicago History
How Upton Sinclair’s 'The Jungle' Unintentionally Spurred Food Safety LawsMeredith Francis
January 23, 2020
Muckraker journalist Upton Sinclair started a national movement for food safety after the publication of his 1906 novel, The Jungle, although that wasn't his aim. “I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach,” he said.
How Chicago Played a Major Role in Setting America’s Time ZonesMeredith Francis
October 29, 2019
Before our clocks fell back and sprung forward, there were dozens of time zones in the United States. Chicago, once a major railroad hub, played a key part in standardizing time across the country.
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