If Christ Came to Chicago 1894 William T. Stead ~ observations of vice, corruption, poverty, child welfare in Chicago ~ history


Title: If Christ Came to Chicago! A Plea for the Union of All Who Love in the Service of All Who Suffer

Author: William T. Stead

Description: Printed wraps. Covers chipped. Biopredation (worm holes in top and bottom margins of the first 168 pages). Includes the color map of the Nineteenth District, 1st Ward, showing the locations of brothels, saloons, pawn shops, and lodging houses. 472, [2] pages.

A scarce American edition of Stead's detailed review of Chicago and its problems with vice, mercantile and political corruption, poverty, and children's welfare, based on his observations during a residency of several months in 1893 and interviews with leading citizens and ministers as well as with ''unbelievers,'' including bankers and merchants, saloon keepers, and madames. William T. Stead (1849-1912) was an English investigative journalist, reformer, and founder and editor of The Review of Reviews.

Binding: Soft cover/wraps
Condition: Fair

Publisher: Laird & Lee, Publishers
Place: Chicago
Year: 1894

Keywords: Chicago, 1st Ward, history, corruption, prostitution, vice,

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