Jacob A. Riis (18491914). The Battle with the Slum. 1902.
the rest. The Red Light of the East Side damned Tammany to defeat. Seth Low was elected mayor. Decency once more moved into the City Hall and into the homes of the poor. Croker abdicated and went away, and a new day broke for our harassed city.
That, in brief, is the story of the campaign that discharged the devil as paymaster, and put his money out of circulationfor good, let us all hope.