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Publisher Comments:

Jacob Riis's famed 1890 photo-text addressed the problems of immigration, technological innovation, industry, and urban life at the dawn of the twentieth century. American studies instructor and freelance photographer David Leviatin edited this edition to be as faithful to the original text as possible; all interior photos are uncropped reprints made from Riis's original negatives, lantern slides, and prints.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 266) and index.

About the Author

David Leviatin has taught American studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Rhode Island, and Charles University in Prague. In addition to the publication of numerous articles, Leviatin is the author of Prague Sprung: Notes and Voices from the New World (1993) and Followers of the Trail: Jewish Working-Class Radiclas in America (1989). He is also a freelance photographer whose photos have appeared in several major publications including the New York Times Magazine.

Table of Contents

  Foreword

  Preface

    

PART I. FRAMING THE POOR: THE IRRESISTIBILITY OF HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

    

    The Flash: Jacob Riis Discovers Light

    The American Scene: The Search for Order

    How the Other Half Looks: Interpreting Riis's View of Poverty

    

PART II. THE DOCUMENT

    

    How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

    

APPENDICES

    

  A Riis Chronolgy (1849-1914)

  Questions for Consideration

  Selected Bibliography

    

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312117009
Editor:
Leviatin, David
Introduction:
Leviatin, David
Introduction by:
Leviatin, David
Introduction:
Leviatin, David
Editor:
Leviatin, David
Author:
Riis, Jacob A.
Author:
Riis, Jacob August
Author:
Leviatin, David
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Homelessness
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Tenement houses
Subject:
Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Poor -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Series in History & Culture
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
8.50x5.14x.37 in. .57 lbs.

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