Hogs in the Slaughterhouse
In 1875 New Orleans generated a civil rights law case that rose to the US Supreme Court. At issue was the absence of slaughterhouse regulation that led to health concerns among the citizenry, but the decision had an inadvertent impact on civil rights guaranteed in the Fourteenth Amendment. This illustration of hog butchering was included in court documents.
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