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

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a chance to play. To get the playground on the roof of the schoolhouse recognized as the public playground seemed a long step toward turning it into a general neighborhood evening resort, that should be always open, and so towards bringing school and people, and especially the school and the boy, together in a bond of mutual sympathy good for them both.
 
 
Roof Playground on a Public School.
 
  That was the burden of the committee’s report. It made thirteen recommendations besides, as to the location of parks and detached playgrounds, only two of which have been adopted to date. But that is of less account—as also was the

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