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This quote is from an article by the reformer Jacob Riis that appeared in a New York City newspaper in 1891: "I took my camera and went up in the watershed photographing my evidence wherever I found it. Populous towns sewered directly into our drinking water. I went to the doctors and asked how many days a vigorous cholera bacillus may live and multiply in running water. About seven, said they. My case was made." Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Riis How does this quotation illustrate the new approach used by some reformers to implement social change in the late 1800s and earl

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