Book of Answers: The Jungle

“What is the name of the stockyard district where main character Jurgis Rudkis lives and works in The Jungle? It is known as Packingtown, in Chicago. The 1906 book led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.”

Excerpted from: Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa. Literature: The New York Public Library Book of Answers. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

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