Michigan's Health Volume 8, Nos. 1-12

Michigan's Health Volume 8, Nos. 1-12

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...we shall not need to be concerned about the social evil. In the girl's general development the playground is a school for initiative and organization, strengthening all the qualities in which she is naturally weak, but its greatest gift to her will be breadth of view, enlarging her horizon to include those outside of her class or clan, and begetting in her the social consciousness which alone makes the individual life complete. There is a woman in our city today whom we have made andarcstill making in our tenements, factories, and sweatshops, who is the lasting shame of our modern industrial system. There is a man in our city today who is the natural product of our old system of repression, and the result of our failure to give him his birthright of a happy boyhood. The problem of the twentieth century is the conservation--which means the utilization of the leisure time of the people, for only in this way shall we get educated people, and only through an educated people can we hope to secure economic justice, responsible political freedom, and the conservation of the resources of the earth. So long as there is a child in our land who toils in shop or tenement whei he should be out at play, whose school is without a playground, and whose out-of-doors is bounded by the gutters of the public street, with never a tree or shrub or flower, so long the masses will hate the classes; the policeman be to the boy an enemy instead of a friend; and the Republic has not had a square deal. To give the boy back his childhood is more than justice and common sense. It is sane government--Playground and Recreation Association of America. Common politeness and a decent regard for the health of others should make us muffle the sneeze and smother the cough....
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567013
  • 9781236567017