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

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to rob and murder inoffensive citizens by night and throw them into the river, and it achieved a bad eminence at its calling.
  “The whole neighborhood has taken a change, and decidedly for the better,” said the captain of Mulberry Street; and the committee rose and said that it had heard enough.
Mulberry Bend Park.
  The map was hung on the wall, and in it were stuck pins to mark the site of present and projected schools as showing where the census had found the children crowding. The moment that was done the committee sent the map and a copy of chapter 338



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