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How the Federal Government Builds Ghettos
New York: National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, 1967. Second Printing. From the foreword: "This pamphlet constitutes a charge by the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing that the Federal Government builds ghettos. It is primarily responsible for undergirding a ghetto system that dominates, distorts, and despoils every aspect of...
[Item #16692]
Price: $25.00
 
How the Federal Government Builds Ghettos
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Cities Under Siege: An Anatomy of the Ghetto Riots, 1964-1968
New York: Basic Books, Inc. 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 436pp. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Price-clipped; lightly rubbed jacket; else clean copy in very good dustjacket with unmarked text.
[Item #15463]
Price: $15.00
 
Cities Under Siege: An Anatomy of the Ghetto Riots, 1964-1968
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The Dangerous Classes of New York, and Twenty Years' Work Among Them
New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 1872. First Edition. Pictorial survey of vice and crime in New York city, with special attention to homeless children. Brace (1826-1890) was a pioneer of child welfare, founder of the Children's Aid Society and of the Orphan Train movement. Engraved text illustrations throughout. Octavo (20.5cm)...
[Item #14884]
Price: $125.00
 
The Dangerous Classes of New York, and Twenty Years' Work Among Them
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Mastering a Metropolis: Planning the Future of the New York Region
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. Second Printing. Octavo. Maroon cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 302pp. Spine gilt age-dulled; text clean, tight and unmarked. An attractive, VG copy.
[Item #20185]
Price: $25.00
 
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Poor People
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition. The second of Friedman's three works of long fiction, a sentimental tale of local-color about a Chicago tenement's inhabitants. Discussed by Rideout, though not cited among his list of radical novels, and quite uncommon. RIDEOUT p.14. First Printing. Octavo...
[Item #17236]
Price: $125.00
 
Poor People
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Report of the Mayor's Committee on Unemployment
New York: [Press of C.S. Nathan], 1916. First Edition. First large-scale survey of unemployment and relief in New York City, conducted by a Commission established by Mayor John Purroy Mitchell in 1914. Illustrations after photographs. Octavo. Tan printed card wrappers; 109pp; 4 inserted leaves of plates (halftones); folding table. Covers...
[Item #18757]
Price: $60.00
 
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European Cities At Work
New York: Scribner's, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 370pp. Tight, Near Fine copy, gilt slightly dulled on spine; text clean, tight and unmarked.
[Item #20184]
Price: $25.00
 
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Negro Housing in Certain Virginia Cities. Publications of the University of Virginia Phelps-Stokes Fellowship Papers: Number Eight
Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1927. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 158pp. Fresh copy, clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine.
[Item #18962]
Price: $20.00
 
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Segregation in Washington: A Report of the National Committee on Segregation in the Nation's Capital. November, 1948
Chicago: National Committee on Segregation in the Nation's Capital, 1948. First Edition. "A condensed summary of the research fndings of the National Committee on Segregation in the Nation's Capital." Illustrated throughout with photographic text illustrations (halftones). The author was the son of Federal judge and long-time Commissioner of Baseball Kennesaw...
[Item #20348]
Price: $75.00
 
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The People of the Abyss
New York: Macmillan, 1903. First Edition. A survey of the lower-class quarters of London, reminiscent of, and clearly inspired by, Riis's How The Other Half Lives. Like that work, as important for its photo documentation as for its literary content. This was London's eighth book, and the first to directly...
[Item #17593]
Price: $750.00
 
The People of the Abyss
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The Challenge of Pittsburgh
New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 311pp; 20 inserted leaves of plates (incl. frontispiece). External wear; ownership signature to front wrapper and to half-title; internally complete and sound - a Good copy of the first printing. Social reform...
[Item #20445]
Price: $60.00
 
The Challenge of Pittsburgh
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The Battle
Chicago: Donohue, 1909. Reprint. "Popular Copyright" reprint of Moffett's novelization of his own stage play, produced and published in 1908. A muckraking tale of the lower depths (in this case, the slums of New York), with vaguely socialistic and reformist overtones. HANNA 2527 (citing this edition, although the Dillingham edition...
[Item #11790]
Price: $75.00
 
The Battle
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Not Guilty: A Defence of the Bottom Dog
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1913. First American Edition. Blatchford, a socialist and freethinker, here rejects traditional concepts of criminality and jurisprudence, arguing that poverty, overcrowding and social stagnation are the true culprits that lead young people to a life of crime. First published in London in 1905, where...
[Item #15462]
Price: $65.00
 
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Not Guilty: A Defence of the Bottom Dog
New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1913. First American Edition. Blatchford, a socialist and freethinker, here rejects traditional concepts of criminality and jurisprudence, arguing that poverty, overcrowding and social stagnation are the true culprits that lead young people to a life of crime. First published in London in 1905, where...
[Item #15540]
Price: $75.00
 
Not Guilty: A Defence of the Bottom Dog
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The Poor In Great Cities: Their Problems and What Is Doing To Solve Them
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1895. First Edition. Collection of muck-raking social reform articles originally published in Scribner's Magazine during the years 1891-93. Includes such influential articles as Jacob Riis's "The Children of the Poor;" Willard Parsons' "The Story of the Fresh Air Fund;" Joseph Kirkland's "Among The Poor of...
[Item #16302]
Price: $50.00
 
The Poor In Great Cities: Their Problems and What Is Doing To Solve Them
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Pittsburgh Playgrounds. Report No. 1-A, Citizens Committee on City Plan of Pittsburgh [with] The Pittsburgh Plan: What It Is
Pittsburgh: Citizens Committee on City Plan of Pittsburgh, 1920. First Edition. Review of the contemporary state of children's play facilities, including ball parks, tennis courts, playgrounds, and swimming pools, in metropolitan Pittsburgh. One of a series of reports produced by this citizens' group as part of its "Pittsburgh Plan," an...
[Item #16455]
Price: $85.00
 
Pittsburgh Playgrounds. Report No. 1-A, Citizens Committee on City Plan of Pittsburgh [with] The Pittsburgh Plan: What It Is
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Toward A Social Report
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers; 101pp. Moderate wear, with scattered ink underlining and marginalia. A sound reading copy only. Laid-in is a 6-pp press release announcing release of the report, with ownership stamp of the independent planning consultancy firm of...
[Item #15382]
Price: $12.00
 
Toward A Social Report
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Cancer of Empire. Illustrated from Photographs by James McKissack
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. First edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 60pp; eight pages of photographic plates (gravures) by James McKissack. Striking cover etching by Frank Brangwyn. Faint stains to rear cover; brief pencil note to rear endpaper verso; Very Good. A survey of social problems in the Glasgow...
[Item #12041]
Price: $175.00
 
Cancer of Empire. Illustrated from Photographs by James McKissack
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Planning in Russia
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932. Staple-bound pamphlet; 10pp. Pencil date to sunned cover with foxing along edges, corners rolled and creased, else good. No. 17 in Economics Lecture Series, delivered Feb. 20, 1832 on National Broadcasting Company.
[Item #9058]
Price: $12.00
 
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If Christ came to Chicago! A Plea for the Union of All Who Love in the Service of All Who Suffer
London: The Review of Reviews, 1894. First U.K. Edition. Classic study of the 19th-c. Chicago underworld, including gambling parlors, bordellos, saloons and drug dens. Preceded in the same year by the American edition. 12mo. Green buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; 460pp+ads; folding frontispiece. Split to cloth at crown of...
[Item #18892]
Price: $75.00
 
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The Missing Link; or, Bible-Women in the Homes of The London Poor
London: James Nisbet, 1859. First Edition. Gough was by many accounts the first American public "celebrity," a reformed drunkard who capitalized on his past to become the most highly-paid and highly sought-after lecturer of his generation. The present volume - a somewhat simpering account of missionary work among the London...
[Item #15175]
Price: $250.00
 
The Missing Link; or, Bible-Women in the Homes of The London Poor
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The Challenge Of Housing. Illustrated With Photographs and Maps
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. On the growing crisis of housing America's lower- and working-class families during the Depression. Post was an influential planner with close ties to the Roosevelt administration; he is best remembered as the planner and sponsor of the Harlem River Houses, built in...
[Item #16764]
Price: $45.00
 
The Challenge Of Housing. Illustrated With Photographs and Maps
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The Housing of the Unskilled Wage Earner: America's Next Problem
New York: Macmillan, 1919. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; [xii], 321, (6)pp. Minor external rubbing and wear, still a tight, lightly used copy, VG to Near Fine. Early work by Wood, an influential housing reformer who would later play a definitive role in New...
[Item #20182]
Price: $50.00
 
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The City Wilderness: A Settlement Study by Residents and Associates of the South End House
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1898. First Edition. Thorough study of the Settlement movement in Boston's South End at the conclusion of the 19th century. Illustrated with maps and diagrams, including a two-page map of "The Chief Institutions & Meeting Places in a Part of the South End Boston." A particularly well-preserved...
[Item #16934]
Price: $75.00
 
The City Wilderness: A Settlement Study by Residents and Associates of the South End House