Task One: Read Maggie, Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane.  You can either read this short book online here, or download it in a variety of file formats here. Then, respond to this prompt.

Task Two: Read Jacob Riis, “Down the Back-Alleys,” and Lincoln Steffens, “The Police” and “Roosevelt and Reform.”

Task Three: Watch Part One of The Power and the People, Episode Four of New York: A Documentary Film.