Urban Life Condition in the 19th Century were hazardous because of Corrupt Government, Spread of Disease, and dangerous Tenements.
Tenements, what were they for? Why were they dangerous?
Common Tenement Layout, known as "Dumbbell Tenements"
Conditions at a cheap 5¢ cent lodging house.
"It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago" -Alice Hamilton, On Tenements