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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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Other Independent Review articles by Linda Royster Beito
    Fall 2010   Selling Laissez-faire Antiracism to the Black Masses
    Spring 2000   Gold Democrats and The Decline of Classical Liberalism, 1896-1900

Other Independent Review articles by David T. Beito
    Summer 2016   “New Deal Witch Hunt”
    Fall 2010   Selling Laissez-faire Antiracism to the Black Masses
    Summer 2008   Punishment and Inequality in America
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