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

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

Will Christian Churches Help Them?; Dealing With a Crying Evil; Cannot Women Organize

by: | publication date: November 24, 1886 | Publication: The New York Tribune | pages: 5

From the Springfield Union: The New York Tribune hits upon a truth when it says, regarding the terrible poverty to which women are reduced by the competitions of trade, that it is in the power of the churches to furnish remedy for this agony of toil. When public sentiment is called to such abuses the first thought is some kind of an organization to fight them. But the churches are, or ought to be, already organized for just this kind of work, but their power has been frittered away by the formation of all sorts of outside associations for doing the work of benevolence. A church this is not organized for charitable for in the community is an abstraction.

A collection of clippings from newspapers published in The Tribune reacting to Helen Campbell's series about New York's working women titled "Prisoners of Poverty."