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How the other half lives : authoritative text, contexts, criticism

Author: Jacob A Riis; Hasia R Diner
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Jacob A Riis; Jacob A Riis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob A Riis; Hasia R Diner
ISBN: 9780393930269 0393930262
OCLC Number: 181139353
Description: xviii, 554 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Text of How the Other Half Lives --
Contexts --
Map: Lower Manhattan, Late 1800s --
Map: The Five Points in the 1800s --
About Riis - in his own words --
from The Making of an American / Jacob Riis --
Riis's contemporaries observe the "Other Half" --
from The Dangerous Classes of New York and Twenty Years' Work among Them / Charles Loring Brace --
Tenement-House Morality / J. O. S. Huntington --
Poor in Great Cities / William T. Elsing --
"Nurseries of Crime" / Thomas Byrnes --
"The Housing of the Poor" / Marcus T. Reynolds --
from A Daughter of the Tenements / Edward W. Townsend --
from The Jewish East Side, 1881-1924 / William Dean Howells --
from First Report of the Tenement House Department of the City of New York, 1902-3 --
Tenement House Reform: Its Practical Results in the Battle Row District, New York / Francis R. Cope, Jr. --
from The Leaven in a Great City / Lillian W. Betts --
Proposals Affecting Immigration / John J. D. Trenor --
from The Bitter Cry of the Children / John Spargo --
"Neighbors" / Anonymous --
from The House on Henry Street / Lillian Wald --
Contemporary evaluations of Riis and how the other half lives --
"Boston and 'The Other Half'" / Warren P. Adams --
"The Making of Jacob A. Riis" / Joseph B. Gilder --
from Comrades in Service / Margaret Burton --
from An Autobiography / Theodore Roosevelt --
from The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens / Lincoln Steffens --
Criticism --
from Jacob A. Riis: Police Reporter, Reformer, Useful Citizen / Louise Ware --
Jacob Riis / Charles J. Lotz --
from From the Depths: The Discovery of Poverty in the United States / Robert H. Bremner --
from The Progressives and the Slums: Tenement House Reform in New York City, 1890-1917 / Roy Lubove --
Jacob A. Riis: Photographer & Citizen / Alexander Alland, Sr. --
from Jacob A. Riis and the American City / James B. Lane --
from From Main Street to State Street: Town, City, and Community in America / Park Dixon Goist --
from The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day / Beaumont Newhall --
"Jacob Riis and the Jews" / Richard Tuerk --
from Silver Cities: The Photography of American Urbanization, 1839-1915 / Peter B. Hales --
from Symbols of Ideal Life: Social Documentary Photography in America, 1890-1950 / Maren Stange --
from The Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, and the Spectacle of the Slum / Keith Gandal --
from Immigrant Mothers: Narratives of Race and Maternity, 1890-1925 / Katrina Irving --
from Fighting Poverty with Virtue: Moral Reform and America's Urban Poor, 1825-2000 / Joel Schwartz --
from Slumming: Morality and Space in New York City from "City Mysteries" to the Harlem Renaissance / Robert M. Dowling --
from "Urban Humanity": Bodies of the Urban Poor and the Collapse of Realist Legibility / Joseph Entin --
"Newsboy Funerals: Tales of Sorrow and Solidarity in Urban America" / Vincent DiGirolamo --
"Street-Rats and Gutter-Snipes: Child Pickpockets and Street Culture in New York City, 1850-1900" / Timothy J. Gilfoyle --
Jacob Riis: A Chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Jacob Riis ; edited by Hasia R. Diner ; with photographs from the Jacob A. Riis collection at the Museum of the City of New York.
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