Essays on Human Nature

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byWilliam Maberry Strickler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... The Problem of Poverty In 1892 a group of the most prominent sociologists (fifteen in number) contributed papers on the problem of poverty, of which this paper is a digest, largely made up by Rev. Washington Gladden, of England. STUDIES OF POVERTY It ought to be possible to ascertain pretty accurately the conditions under which our neighbors of the less fortunate classes are living. Such is the conclusion to which a few wise men in this generation have lately come, and we have, as a result, several studies of poverty by which our judgment of this difficult subject may be greatly assisted. Mr. Jacob Riis has undertaken to tell us "How the Other Half Lives" in the city of New York. The book gives us, in a series of vivid pictures, a good idea of the sinking circles of that inferno, whose gates stand open every day before the eyes of the dwellers in New York. Mrs. Helen Cambell's "Prisoners of Poverty" is another series of sketches of life among the working women of New York, by which much light is thrown upon their dark problem. Certain phases of the subject reveal themselves most clearly to a woman's insight. The Rev. L. A. Banks, in a number of popular discourses delivered in Boston, and lately published, has made rather a startling picture of the condition of the "white slave" of the metropolis of New England. Mr. Charles Booth (who must not be confounded with the head of the Salvation Army) has entered upon a work which affords a pattern for an investigation; which work is entitled, "Labor and Life of the People." His investigations were confined chiefly to London. He caused to be made a thorough house-to-house and street-to-street investigation of that whole vast metropolitan area; he has gathered his facts from various sources, and has diligently comp...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... The Problem of Poverty In 1892 a group of the most prominent sociologists (fifteen in number) contributed papers on the proble...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021720600X

ISBN - 13:9780217206006

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