A KNIGHT ERRANT OF THE SEA
The Eighteenth Century broke upon a noisy family quarrel
in the north of Europe. Charles the Twelfth of
Sweden, the royal hotspur of all history, and Frederik
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914), Danish-born American journalist and slum reformer, created new standards in civic responsibility regarding the poor and homeless in his reporting of New York City slum c...
Jacob Riis was not one of America's bestknown newspapermen, but unlike most of them he claims a relatively prominent place in the country's social history. He was a leader in the reform movement that ...