The Battle with the Slum
"[...]never enters ... that are dark, damp, and dismal throughout all the days of the year, and for which it is no exaggeration to say that the money paid to the owners as rent is literally the 'price of blood.'" It took us twenty-four years after that to register the conviction in the form of law that that was good cause for the destruction of a tenement in cold blood; but we got rid of some at that time in a fit of anger. The mortality officially registered in those "dens of death" was 17.5 per cent of their population. We think now that the death-rate of New York is yet too high at 19 or 20 in a thousand of the living. A dozen steps away in Mulberry Street, called "Death's Thoroughfare" in[...]."
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 362.87g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations