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  • 30 Of Their Income Towards Housing Costs
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    A characteristic of man that separates him from the majority of the animal world is his organization of social and economic systems. Man, however, retains traits of his evolutionary ancestors in the form of self-preservation and greediness. While many political, economic, and social systems try to eradicate this form of natural selection, capitalism and related economic structures preserve social inequality in many forms. Historically, this preservation of financial inequality has achieved a hig...
  • The New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum
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    It wasn't a good idea to be insane in New Jersey 150 years ago. The state had no mental hospitals. People who went mad were just locked up in poor houses and jails, or farmed out to who ever would care for them cheapest. But in 1844 the Yankee reformer Dorothea Dix came to New Jersey to agitate for the construction of a modern state asylum. To prove her point, she traveled around the state to document the horrible conditions facing the mentally ill. She found people living in filth, chained up, ...
  • Wald's Henry Street Settlement
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    Women and the Fight for Reform Women in the late 19th century, except in the few western states where they could vote, were denied much of a role in the governing process. Nonetheless, educated the middle-class women saw themselves as a morally uplifting force and went on to be reformers. Jane Addams opened the social settlement of Hull House in 1889. It offered an array of services to help the poor deal with slum housing, disease, crowding, jobless, infant mortality, and environmental hazards. ...
  • Boo Radley And The Radley House
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    The first five chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird introduce the setting, atmosphere, theme, and many different characters, who have unique characteristics. The theme of prejudice is also developed in this introductory section. The Finch family and some of their neighbours are introduced as well, along with important elements such as the Radley house. The Radley house is an important element of mystery in the beginning chapters. As Scout was describing the setting, she described the mysterious hou...
  • Addams's Settlement Houses
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    Jane Addams and Hull House Born in Cedarville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860, Jane Addams founded the world famous social settlement of Hull House. From Hull House, where she lived and worked from it's start in 1889 to her death in 1935, Jane Addams built her reputation as the country's most prominent women through her writings, settlement work and international efforts for world peace. In 1931, she became the first women to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Addams, whose father was an Illinois state ...
  • Residents Of Chicagos Public Housing Programs
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    Chicagos Public Housing The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) was organized in 1937 to provide temporary housing for those people whose incomes were insufficient to obtain decent, safe and sanitary dwellings in the private market (Basics 1). Over time, the notion of "temporary" housing became lost, and generations upon generations of low-income families came to depend upon this government safety net as a permanent way of life. From there, life in public housing degenerated into warehouses for the ...
  • Housing Costs A Great Deal Of Money
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    Everyone needs a house. Rich people poor people; all people are included. This is a problem, because housing costs a great deal of money. Poor people that can barely afford food and clothing also have a difficult time finding affordable housing. As a result, some live in unsafe and unsanitary conditions that are badly in need of repair. As we read in several Los Angeles Times articles, there are many people here in the Valley that live in places like these, and that live way below the poverty li...
  • Conditions The Poor People
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    Fire, Bed and Bone By Henrietta Branford. Task 1. Point of view. a. The book 'Fire, Bed and Bone' is a story written in the first person, it's told by an "I". This "I" is an old hunting dog. Of first person point of view we can find three different types: . first person protagonist: a character relates events that occurred to them. first person witness: the story of the main character is told by another character observing the events. first person re teller: the story is told by someone who has ...

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