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How the Other Half Lives

ISBN-10: 0393930262
ISBN-13: 9780393930269
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 9.25" wide x 5.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of theNorton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

Hasia R. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judiac Studies at New York University. She has taught American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at Johns Hopkins.

Introduction
A Note on the Text
List of Illustrations
The Text of How the Other Half Lives
Contexts
Map: Lower Manhattan, Late 1800s
Map: The Five Points in the 1800s
About Riis-In his Own Words
From the Making of an American
Riis's Contemporaries Observe the "Other Half"
From The Dangerous Classes of New York and Twenty Years' Work among Them
Tenement- house Morality
From the Poor in Great Cities
Nurseries of Crime
From the Housing of the Poor
From A Daughter of the Tenements
From Impressions and Experiences
From First Report of the Tenement House Department of the City of New York, 1902-03
Tenement House Reform: Its Practical Results in the "Battle Row" District, New York
From The Leaven in a Great City
Proposals Affecting Immigration
From the Bitter Cry of the Children
Neighbors Anonymous
From the House on Henry Street
Contemporary Evaluations of Riis and How the Other Half Lives
Boston and "The Other Half"
The Making of Jacob A. Riis
From Comrades in Service
From An Autobiography
From The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens
Criticism
From Jacob A. Riis: Police Reporter, Reformer, Useful Citizen
Jacob Riis
From From the Depths: The Discovery of Poverty in the United States
From The Progressives and the Slums: Tenement House Reform in New York City, 1890-1917
From Jacob A. Riis: Photographer and Citizen
From Jacob A. Riis and the American City
From From Main Street to State Street: Town, City, and Community in American Park
Jacob Riis and the Jews
From Silver Cities: Photographing American Urbanization, 1839-1939
From Symbols of Ideal Life: Social Documentary Photography in America, 1890-1950
From Immigrant Mothers: Narratives of Race and Maternity, 1890-1925
From Fighting Poverty with Virtue: Moral Reform and America's Urban Poor, 1825-2000
From Slumming: Morality and Space in the New York City-from "City Mysteries" to the Harlem Renaissance
From "Unhuman Humanity": Bodies of the Urban Poor and the Collapse of Realist Legibility
Newsboy Funerals: Tables of Sorrow and Solidarity in Urban America
Street-Rates and Gutter-Snipes: Child Pickpockets and Street Culture in New York City, 1850-1900
A Chronology
Selected Bibliography

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