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How the Other Half Lives

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ISBN-10: 0140436790

ISBN-13: 9780140436792

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jacob A. Riis, Lucy Sante, Jacob A. Riis

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First published in 1890, How the Other Half Lives is a study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City. The book inspired reforms that affected the lives of millions of people.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.24" wide x 7.72" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Jacob Riis was a crusading journalist-photographer whose exposes of the living and working conditions of the New York City poor during the late nineteenth century inspired that generation of American journalists known as the Muckrakers. He was uncompromising in his commitment to his work, regarding journalism as a noble profession in an era when few others did. One of 16 children born to a part-time reporter in Ribe, Denmark, Riis emigrated to the United States as a young man and worked for a while as a carpenter. He got a job writing for the South Brooklyn News in 1874. For the next quarter of a century, he reported on "how the other half lives" for that paper, the New York Tribune…    

List of Illustrations
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
How the Other Half Lives
Genesis of the Tenement
The Awakening
The Mixed Crowd
The Down Town Back-alleys
The Italian in New York
The Bend
A Raid on the Stale-beer Dives
The Cheap Lodging-houses
The Sweaters of Jewtown
The Bohemians - Tenement-house Cigarmaking
The Color Line in New York
The Common Herd
The Problem of the Children
Waifs of the City's Slums
The Street Arab
The Reign of Rum
The Harvest of Tares
The Working Girls of New York
Pauperism in the Tenements
The Wrecks and the Waste
The Man with the Knife
What Has Been Done
How the Case Stands
Explanatory Notes