The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 23

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...but it is expected to recommend a permanent State tenement commission to execute a State law. The Bos ton movement was initiated by social reformers, but took its present 1Since this article was written the report has been made and its recommendations urged upon the legislature by a special message from the governor.--Eo. form at the instance of Boston's enlightened mayor, Mr. Patrick Collins, who has just been re-elected by an overwhelming majority for a second term, and while its report has not yet been made, it is generally understood that it will be directed towards amendment of State law, and will not recommend any permanent tenement department for city or State. The non-political character of this national movement for better housing conditions is further illustrated by the fact that the governor of New Jersey and the mayor of Boston belong to different political parties. The housing evils, to remedy which the movement is directed, are, in New Jersey and in Boston, as in New York, chiefly the evils of the taller tenement, --lack of light and air. Those in Washington, Philadelphia, and measurably in Boston too, are quite as much slum conditions in the back alleys, a form of city development which does not exist in New York. The most instructive advances of the past two years in the practical operation of tenement reform, however, relate to the workings of the New York law and to the experience of the New York Tenement-House Department, charged with the enforcement of that law in the great city of New York. It is with these subjects that I am most familiar, and it is of these subjects that I propose mainly to treat in this article. More than two years have now elapsed since the New York law went into effect, and since that time more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
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  • United States
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