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Jacob A. Riis

Is There a Santa Claus

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Is There a Santa Claus is written by Jacob A. Riis. ONE man who went out just ahead of me I saw stoop over a poor woman on the corner and thrust something into her hand, then walk hastily away. It was I who caught the light in the woman's eye and the blessing upon her poor wan lips, and the grass seemed greener in the Treasury dooryard, and the sky bluer than it had been before, even on that bright day.

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A Ten Year War

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A Ten Year War is written by Jacob A. Riis. The slum is as old as civilization. Civilization implies a race, to get ahead. In a race there are usually some who for one cause or another cannot keep up, or are thrust out from among their fellows. They fall behind, and when they have been left far in the rear they lose hope and ambition, and give up. Thenceforward, if left to their own resources.

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Children of the Tenements

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Children of the Tenements is written by Jacob A. Riis. I have been asked a great many times in the last dozen years if I would not write an "East-side novel," and I have sometimes had much difficulty in convincing the publishers that I meant it when I said I would not. Yet the reason is plain: I cannot. I wish I could.

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The Battle with the Slum

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The Battle with the Slum is written by Jacob A. Riis. Three years ago I published under the title "A Ten Years' War" a series of papers intended to account for the battle with the slum since I wrote "How the Other Half Lives." A good many things can happen in three years.

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Children of the Tenements

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Children of the Tenements is written by Jacob A. Riis. Adam Grunschlag sat at his street stand in a deep brown study. He heeded not the gathering twilight, or the snow that fell in great white flakes, as yet with an appreciable space between, but with the promise of a coming storm in them.

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The Children of the Poor

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The Children of the Poor is written by Jacob A. Riis. The problem of the children is the problem of the State. As we mould the children of the toiling masses in our cities, so we shape the destiny of the State which they will rule in their turn, taking the reins from our hands.

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