Crimes of Charity
Introduction by John Reed. New York: Knopf, 1917. 12mo. Cloth. 271 p. 1st edition. Bookplate, minor cover wear; else very good. 
Book of short stories set in the East Side of New York which expose the workings of "Organised Charity," which is excoriated by John Reed in his introduction as a "deadening and life-sapping thing," from which "white slavery recruits itself, industry grows bloated and landlords live off." He concludes that Organised Charity is a worse crime than poverty.
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