Reaction: "Prisoners of Poverty" - Helen Campbell - New York Tribune

"Incredible Cruelty, The Manufacturer's Side; An Angel in Disguise"

From the Cloak, Suit and Ladies' wear Review: "A few Sundays ago the "Evolution of a Jacket" was narrated - a tale of the direst poverty and the hardest kind of a struggle for existence. How the conditions of the people described is to be ameliorated we do not know; it is a question that deserves the attention of philanthropists and political economists. It is only fair, however, that the side of the manufacturers should be given against whom a feeling seems to be entertained that they really are to blame for all the poverty and distress of the people employed to make the garments.

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Articles reacting to Helen Campbell's New York Tribune series, "Prisoners of Poverty."