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How the other half lives: studies among the tenements of New York

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This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and a monument of early American photography. Captured on film by photographer, journalist, and reformer Jacob Riis, more than 100 grim scenes reveal man's struggle to survive.
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Grouping Title how the other half lives studies among the tenements of new york
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display_description A classic early example of "muck-racking" journalism, or reporting by reform-minded American journalists who attacked established institutions and leaders as corrupt, "How the Other Half Lives" is a chronicle of the conditions of abject poverty that the residents of the slums of New York endured at the end of the 19th century. Danish immigrant Jacob A. Riis saw first-hand the horrible conditions of the Lower East Side of Manhattan following his immigration to the United States. A poor itinerant carpenter by trade, Riis would first begin documenting the filthy disease-ridden tenements of New York while working as a police reporter for the "New York Tribune". "How the Other Half Lives" would first be published as an eighteen page article in the Christmas 1889 edition of "Scribner's Magazine". In the following year it would be expanded into a book of the same name. This book would shed a light on the housing conditions of the working-class and help to bring about much needed reforms. Presented here is a reproduction of that original 1890 edition with the numerous illustrations included in that volume.
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subject_facet Electronic books, New York (N.Y.) -- Economic conditions, New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions, Poor -- New York (State) -- New York, Slums -- New York (State) -- New York, Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York
title_display How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York
title_full How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York [electronic resource] Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
title_short How the other half lives :
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topic_facet Economic conditions, Electronic books, Poor, Slums, Social conditions, Tenement houses