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Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August) 1849-1914

Overview
Works: 339 works in 1,106 publications in 5 languages and 25,524 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Bibliography  Catalogs  Christmas stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Photographer, Honoree, Composer, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: HV4046.N6, 301.441
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Most widely held works by Jacob A Riis
How the other half lives; studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
76 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The belief that every man's experience ought to be worth something to the community from which he drew it, no matter what that experience may be, so long as it was gleaned along the line of some decent, honest work, made me begin this book. With the result before him, the reader can judge for himself now whether or not I was right"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Theodore Roosevelt, the citizen by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
63 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography by Roosevelt's lifelong friend and co-worker
The battle with the slum by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
46 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Splendid sequel to author's 1902 classic, How the Other Half Lives. Compelling real life tales, accompanied by rare photographs and engravings, report on the status of living conditions among New York City's poor and exploited, including successful efforts to demolish breeding grounds of crime, improve conditions in schools, tenements and on playgrounds; and the removal from power of Boss Tweed and the Tammany organization. Of vital interest to anyone concerned with urban renewal and the plight of the city's poor at the turn of the century. -- Publishers description
The children of the poor by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
52 editions published between 1892 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic account of slum conditions in New York City was first published in 1890. Annotation. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty & degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty and degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. 100 striking and influential photographs. In How The Other Half Lives New Yorkers read with horror that three-quarters of the residents of their city were housed in tenements and that in those tenements rents were substantially higher than in better sections of the city. In his book Riis gave a full and detailed picture of what life in those slums was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offered suggestions for easing the lot of the poor
How the other half lives; studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
20 editions published between 1929 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children of the tenements by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
31 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rediscovering Jacob Riis : exposure journalism and photography in turn-of-the-century New York by Bonnie Yochelson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Rediscovering Jacob Riis Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom offer a fresh look at the Progressive-era social reformer, journalist, and pioneer photographer who publicized the conditions of the desperately poor in turn-of-the century New York. Drawing on a wide range of archival, photographic, and manuscript sources, the book reassesses Jacob Riis's career and influence as a crusader for improved housing, as a prototypical muckraking journalist, and as a precursor of documentary photography. Czitrom explores Riis's reporting and activism within the gritty specifics of Gilded Age New York: its new immigrants, its political machines, its fiercely competitive journalism, its evangelical reformers, and its labor movement. Yochelson presents the first thorough study of Riis's photographs, reevaluating Riis's significance at a critical juncture in the history of photography."--Jacket
A ten years' war : an account of the battle with the slum in New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
19 editions published between 1900 and 1979 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacob Riis revisited; poverty and the slum in another era by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from the author's works
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a detailed picture of what life in the slums of New York was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offers suggestions for easing the lot of the poor
Out of Mulberry Street by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
18 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How the other half lives; studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first modern edition of Jacob Riis's classic work to follow, in both content and layout, the original 1890 edition. The only teaching edition that includes all 51 of the book's original illustrations, this volume provides students with the full impact of tenement life and the living conditions of New York City's immigrant poor in the late nineteenth century. An extensive introduction by David Leviatin - both a historian and a professional photographer - places Riis and his work in the context of turn-of-the-century urban reform. Also included are extensive gloss notes on the text, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index
The peril and the preservation of the home : being the William L. Bull lectures for the year 1903 by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
13 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constructive and preventive philanthropy by Joseph Lee ( Book )
10 editions published between 1902 and 1906 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nibsy's Christmas by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
13 editions published between 1893 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of an American by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
79 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography of Jacob A. Riis who was born in Ribe, Denmark, son of Niels Edward and Caroline B. Lundholm Riis. He came to New York in 1870 and was a prominent journalist and reformer. He married Elizabeth Nielsen
How the other half lives : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The landmark 1890 expose of the squalid living conditions of New York's urban poor is presented in an edition that includes background and commentary by Riis's contemporaries as well as later critical appraisals
The old town by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
7 editions published in 1909 in English and Danish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (638)
French (2)
Swedish (2)
German (1)
Danish (1)
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