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Arguing that white slavery requires an organized movement to defeat it, Addams provides examples from cases in Chicago. This is the first in a five-part series, which would ultimately be published as A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil in 1912.
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Thomas asks Addams to support agricultural legislation to prevent widespread hunger.
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Addams discusses a previous study on newsboys and argues that there are no child labor laws that protect them. These comments were made at the National Child Labor Committee annual meeting in January 1909.
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An outline for administrative provisions of labor law.
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Sabath cables Addams that Congress passed a bill to place an immigration station in Chicago.
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Beaunisne acknowledges seeing the proposed newsboy legislation and admits that he responded quickly and requests the report and proposed ordinance again so that he can give them more careful study. He reports long experience with newsboys and claims sympathy with their condition.
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A suggested amendment to Draft Law proposes that last or only children be exempted from military service and that men pursuing post-graduate study be exempted to preserve teaching and investigation.
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The American Union Against Militarism requests that members of the Woman's Peace Party inform politicians about alternatives to war given by Bryan.
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Adelswärd addresses the issue of territorial annexation.
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An unknown correspondent writes Addams about the moral dangers of child labor in the theater.
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A summary of decisions on the law of contempt regarding peaceful picketing and strikes.
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La Follette writes Dennett about her reasoning for going off the board of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, recommends a successor, and shares some political opinions.
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Lindsey apologizes to Owen for any distress following his statement at the Theatrical Benefit and discusses child labor and child actors.
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Lindsey writes Lathrop about a controversial child labor law, explaining his disagreement with Jane Addams over the issue.
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The newly formed Legislative Reference Committee of the Progressive Party seeks copies of Progressive Bills from members of the party.
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Bates writes Addams in support of her work to ban child actors from the theater.
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The managing editor of the Boston Traveler informs Addams that the school license in Boston does not harm the newspaper business.
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Fisher invites Addams to a luncheon meeting in New York to discuss efforts to lobby for Progressive legislation.
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Prosser gives Cooley feedback and approval of a law that Cooley has written to found vocational schools in Illinois.
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Prosser explains his position on vocational education and his issues with Edwin Cooley's education bill.
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Chute and Brown send Addams a telegram regarding the defeat of stage bill in the Illinois Senate.
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McCarthy sends Addams information (not found) about a bill related to the use of schoolhouses.
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McCarthy asks Addams for financial backing for his plan to hire stenographers to help create and distribute materials and legislative bills for the Progressive Party Legislative Bureau.
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McCarthy offers his assistance in developing a legislative bureau within the Progressive Party.
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After reading Addams' latest article in McClure's Magazine, Cox writes to discuss his experiences preventing women from falling into or remaining in prostitution.
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Mackie advises Sharpless about how conscription worked in New Zealand and is concerned about efforts to start it in Pennsylvania.
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A 28-page illustrated pamphlet outlining the work and social conditions of newsboys and newsgirls, based on a two-day intensive investigation. In it the Committee proposes revisions in child labor laws to curb the worst excesses.
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A published version of Addams' lecture on March 11 at the National Child Labor Committee Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, in which she presents arguments against an exception to the 1903 Illinois Child Labor Law for child actors and offers some Tolstoyan allegory to buttress her arguments.
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Addams' lecture on March 11 at the National Child Labor Committee Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, in which she presents arguments against an exception to the 1903 Illinois Child Labor Law for child actors and offers some Tolstoyan allegory to buttress her arguments.
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Testimony of Addams and Anna Shaw before a Congressional Committee on Rules regarding woman's suffrage.

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