Poverty. Robert HUNTER.


New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. 12mo. (18.5 cm); burgundy ribbed cloth with gilt spine; 382 pp., [2] pp., adverts; one plate - NYC Poverty Map prepared by Mr. Lawrence Veiller for the Tenement House Commission of 1900. The author attempts to "define poverty and to estimate its extent at the present time in the United States; to describe some of its evils, not only among the dependent and vicious classes, which constitute the social wreckage in the abysses of our cities, but also among the unskilled, underpaid, underfed, and poorly housed workers; furthermore, to point out certain remedial actions which society may wisely undertake; and, finally, to show that the evils of poverty are not barren, but procreative, and that the workers in poverty are, in spite of themselves, giving to the world a litter of miserable, whose degeneracy is so stubborn and fixed that reclamation is almost impossible, especially when the only process of reclamation must consist in trying to force the pauper, vagrant, and weakling back into that struggle with poverty which is all of the time defeating stronger and better natures than theirs." A Near Fine copy lacking the dust jacket. Item #03793

Price: $65.00

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