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

Author: Jacob A Riis; Charles Allan Madison; Museum of the City of New York.
Publisher: New York : Dover, ©1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This classic account of slum conditions in New York City was first published in 1890, without photographs. 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. A full and detailed picture of what life in those slums was like, how the slums were created, how and why they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
How the other half lives.
New York, Dover [1971]
(OCoLC)575253964
Named Person: Jacob A Riis; Jacob A Riis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob A Riis; Charles Allan Madison; Museum of the City of New York.
ISBN: 0486220125 9780486220123
OCLC Number: 139827
Notes: "An unabridged republication of the text of the 1901 edition ... A new preface has been written specially for the present edition."
Description: xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface to the first editions --
Introduction --
Genesis of the tenement --
Awakening --
Mixed crowd --
Down town back-alleys --
Italian in New York --
Bend --
Raid on the stale-beer dives --
Cheap lodging-houses --
Chinatown --
Jewtown --
Sweaters of Jewtown --
Bohemians --
tenement-house cigar-making --
Color line in New York --
Common herd --
Problem of the children --
Waifs of the city's slums --
Street Arab --
Reign of rum --
Harvest of tares --
Working girls of New York --
Pauperism in the tenements --
Wrecks and the waste --
Man with the knife --
What has been done --
How the case stands --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Jacob A. Riis ; with 100 photographs from the Jacob A. Riis Collection, the Museum of the City of New York, and a new preface by Charles A. Madison.
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This classic account of slum conditions in New York City was first published in 1890, without photographs. 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. 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.

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