Discussion: "Prisoners of Poverty" "Mrs. Campbell's Good Work" - Helen Campbell - New York Tribune

Discussion Aroused By Her Articles on "Prisoner's Of Poverty"

But the articles of Mrs. Campbell have also led to much discussion within the wide circle in which they have been read. Different theories are advanced as to the causes that produce the dark facts which these stories unfold. How far women themselves contribute to their own misery through their own individual pride and version to certain kinds of work for which they are especially fitted is a question freely debated. There are citizens prominently identified with philanthropic institutions who while they have the utmost sympathy with the sufferers, are balked at the threshold of their efforts to relieve them by the disinclination of women themselves to abandon over-crowded holds of labor in exchange for occupations less degrading and far more profitable.