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How the Other Half Lives (Penguin Classics)

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Published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people. Riis's reliance on specific, hard facts as weapons of social criticism pioneered the style of crusading journalism that continues today. Photos throughout. 224 pp.

Synopsis:

First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii-xxv).

About the Author

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His books include Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction by Luc Sante

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text

How the Other Half Lives

Preface

Introduction

1 Genesis of the Tenement

2 The Awakening

3 The Mixed Crowd

4 The Down Town Back-alleys

5 The Italian in New York

6 The Bend

7 A Raid on the Stale-beer Dives

8 The Cheap Lodging-houses

9 Chinatown

10 Jewtown

11 The Sweaters of Jewtown

12 The Bohemians–Tenement-house Cigarmaking

13 The Color Line in New York

14 The Common Herd

15 The Problem of the Children

16 Waifs of the City's Slums

17 The Street Arab

18 The Reign of Rum

19 The Harvest of Tares

20 The Working Girls of New York

21 Pauperism in the Tenements

22 The Wrecks and the Waste

23 The Man with the Knife

24 What Has Been Done

25 How the Case Stands

Appendix

Explanatory Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436792
Editor:
Sante, Luc
Author:
Snate, Luc
Introduction:
Snate, Luc
Author:
Riis, Jacob August
Author:
Riis, Jacob A.
Author:
Sante, Luc
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Tenement houses
Subject:
Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Poor -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations and photos throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.73x5.09x.51 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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