Jacob A. Riis (18491914). The Battle with the Slum. 1902.
the plan depends for its success.1 The same want has kept the boys club from reaching the development that would apply the real test to it as a barrier against the slum. There are fifteen clubs for every Winifred Buck that is in sight. From the City History Club, the Charity Organization Society, from everywhere, comes the same complaint. The hardest thing in the world to give is still ones self. But it is all the time getting to be easier. There are daily more women and men who, thinking of the boy, can say, and do, with my friend of the college settlement, when an opportunity to enter a larger field was offered her, No, I am content to stay here, to be ready for Johnnie when he wants me.
Justice for the boy, and for his father. An itinerant