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

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to give them the chance under a different teaching from the slum’s, which it denied them till now.
Flag-drill in the “King’s Garden.” The Playground at the Jacob A. Riis House.
  We have learned that we cannot pass off checks for human sympathy in settlement of our brotherhood arrears. The Church, which once stood by indifferent, or uncomprehending, is hastening to enter the life of the people. I have told of how, in the memory of men yet living, one church, moving uptown away from the crowd, left its old Mulberry Street home to be converted into tenements that justly earned the name of “dens of death” in the



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