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Volume 20  Number 4  •  Spring 2016
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The “Lodger Evil” and the Transformation of Progressive Housing Reform, 1890–1930
By Linda Royster Beito, David T. Beito
This article appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of The Independent Review

Few crusades stirred the passions of early progressives more than tenement reform. Although the reforms may have improved housing quality in many large cities, they also reduced housing affordability and availability, and thereby intensified another progressive worry: the practice of taking in lodgers.

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