National Housing Association: Proceedings of the First National Housing Conference Held in New York, June 3, 5, and 6, 1911

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Academy of Political Science, 1912 - Labor movement - 236 pages
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Page 168 - And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks : nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more, But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree ; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
Page 78 - Niebuhr has shown, have influenced not only the fate of cities, such as Athens and Florence, but of empires ; they decimate armies, disable fleets; they take the lives of criminals that justice has not condemned ; they redouble the dangers of crowded hospitals; they infest the habitations of the poor, and strike the artisan in his strength down from comfort into helpless poverty ; they carry away the infant from the mother's breast, and the old man at the end of life ; but their direst eruptions...
Page 120 - Liberator, advocating the immediate abolition of slavery, and with the sublime pledge: "I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject I do not wish to speak or write with moderation. I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — and I will be heard.
Page 237 - The Quarterly follows the most important movements of foreign politics, but devotes chief attention to questions of present interest in the United States.
Page 78 - The diseases of this class distinguish one country from another — one year from another ; they have formed epochs in chronology ; and, as Niebuhr has shown, have influenced not only the fate of cities, such as Athens and Florence, but of empires ; they decimate armies, disable fleets ; they take the lives of criminals that justice has not condemned ; they redouble the dangers of crowded hospitals ; they infest the habitations of the poor, and strike the...
Page 238 - University and is composed of men and women interested in political, economic and social questions. The annual dues are five dollars.
Page 53 - It is the tenants bekinging to the first two classes who form a part of the vicious circle of negligent landlord and negligent tenant, acting and reacting upon each other. Here is the case of one very bad tenement house on the East Side. The owner allowed the roof to leak and the building to become so dilapidated in appearance as to wound the self-respect of any occupant. There was no proper provision for the care of the halls, yards and other parts of the building used in common by all the families....
Page 104 - We call attention to a chart prepared and used for other purposes, showing that the death rate from tuberculosis is 5.25 per thousand annually in the poorer section, but in the best section it is .58...
Page 51 - ... such abatement. The language of the charter by which this power is conferred, is broad enough to enable us to carry out any order issued by the Department, but the cost of such work has not been in the past a superior lien and in the absence of this provision its exercise has been regarded as unwise. I may summarize the situation, however, by saying that in the final analysis the most effective work for law enforcement has been by constant urging of the Department and the explanation to owners...
Page xi - ... outline in the short time there is this afternoon what seem to me to be the essential principles of such a programme, and if I do not adequately cover the ground it is not because I do not realize what the ground is, but because of the inadequacy of the time at my disposal on this occasion. A programme of housing reform suggests something that needs to be changed ; it suggests remedies for existing conditions. I assume that we all agree that before we can say what the remedies shall be, we must...

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