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Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Strong Words from Jacob Riis”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 61
Issue number: 260
Pagination: 4

“Strong Words from Jacob Riis.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 Sept. 1901 v61n260: p. 4.
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Jacob A. Riis (public statements); anarchism (personal response); penal colonies (anarchists).
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Jacob A. Riis.


Strong Words from Jacob Riis


Writes from Canada of the Vermin That Plot Against Society.

     Jacob Riis, the well known writer on sociology, has written the following from Canada to a friend in this city:
     “In God’s name, when shall we get up sense to fire out bodily this vermin that is ever plotting and preaching against the society we are trying to prop? What business have they here and what business have we to let them stay here? Freedom—the utmost—for every one who will help build, no matter what may be his opinion or way! But expulsion for those who come only to tear down and destroy. If there is nowhere they can go—if no other country wants them—so much the better. We shall then come to a concert of Europe, and of the world, which shall give them a place of their own, a St. Helena, where they may live as they please until they have all killed each other off.”



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