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Jacob A. Riis (1849–1914).  The Battle with the Slum.  1902.

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and laundry, where the mother might know her child safe while she provided for it with her work. Who will be the D. O. Mills of these helpless ones?
Lodging Room in the Leonard Street Police Station.
  Or is there but one Mills? I have heard it said that he has been waiting, asking the same question. Let him wait no longer, then, if he would put the finishing touch to a practical philanthropy that will rank in days to come with the great benefactions to mankind.
Women’s Lodging Room in Eldridge Street Police Station.
  I have dwelt upon the need of bracing up the home, or finding something to replace it as nearly like it as could be, where that had to be done, because the home is the key to good citizenship.



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