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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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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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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 writes Lathrop about a controversial child labor law, explaining his disagreement with Jane Addams over the issue.
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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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Bates writes Addams in support of her work to ban child actors from the theater.
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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.