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Profile of Albion Fellows Bacon

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Albion Fellows Bacon (April 8, 1865 – December 10, 1933) was an American reformer and writer from Evansville, Indiana. Bacon became Indiana's foremost "municipal houskeeper," a Progressive Era term for women who applied their domestic skills to social problems plaguing their communities. She is remembered most for her efforts to improve public hous ...
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11 November 2014
... we can bear with great philosophy the sufferings of others, especially if we do not actually see them.
11 November 2014
The daily lesson of slum life, visualised, reiterated, of low standards, vile living, obscenity, profanity, impurity, is bound to be dwarfing and debasing to the children who are in the midst of it.
11 November 2014
... we see the poor as a mass of shadow, painted in one flat grey wash, at the remote edges of our sunshine.
11 November 2014
... several generations of slum environment will produce a slum heredity ...

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