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

Overview
Works: 450 works in 1,506 publications in 6 languages and 28,386 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogues raisonnés  Bibliography  Short stories  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Performer, Composer, Artist, Author of introduction, Editor, Correspondent, Honoree
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 )

168 editions published between 1889 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,809 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
Theodore Roosevelt : the citizen by Jacob A Riis( Book )

87 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Theodore Roosevelt i årene 1858-1900, før han blev USAs præsident
The battle with the slum by Jacob A Riis( Book )

52 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in English and held by 1,405 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 )

70 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Jacob Riis' main priorities in documenting slum life was to bring attention to the children living there. The Children of the Poor tells the story of tenement life for the tenement's youngest inhabitants
Children of the tenements by Jacob A Riis( Book )

39 editions published between 1903 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have been asked a great many times in the last dozen years if I would not write an East-side novel, and I have sometimes had much difficulty in convincing the publishers that I meant it when I said I would not. Yet the reason is plain: I cannot. I wish I could. There are some facts one can bring home much more easily than otherwise by wrapping them in fiction. But I never could invent even a small part of a plot. The story has to come to me complete before I can tell it. The stories printed in this volume came to me in the course of my work as police reporter for nearly a quarter of a century, and were printed in my paper, the Evening Sun. Some of them I published in the Century Magazine, the Churchman, and other periodicals, and they were embodied in an earlier collection under the title, Out of Mulberry Street. Occasionally, I have used the freedom of the writer by stringing facts together to suit my own fancy. But none of the stories are invented. Nine out of ten of them are just as they came to me fresh from the life of the people, faithfully to portray which should, after all, be the aim of all fiction, as it must be its sufficient reward I have been asked a great many times in the last dozen years if I would not write an East-side novel, and I have sometimes had much difficulty in convincing the publishers that I meant it when I said I would not. Yet the reason is plain: I cannot. I wish I could. There are some facts one can bring home much more easily than otherwise by wrapping them in fiction. But I never could invent even a small part of a plot. The story has to come to me complete before I can tell it. The stories printed in this volume came to me in the course of my work as police reporter for nearly a quarter of a century, and were printed in my paper, the Evening Sun. Some of them I published in the Century Magazine, the Churchman, and other periodicals, and they were embodied in an earlier collection under the title, Out of Mulberry Street. Occasionally, I have used the freedom of the writer by stringing facts together to suit my own fancy. But none of the stories are invented. Nine out of ten of them are just as they came to me fresh from the life of the people, faithfully to portray which should, after all, be the aim of all fiction, as it must be its sufficient reward
Rediscovering Jacob Riis : exposure journalism and photography in turn-of-the-century New York by Bonnie Yochelson( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 587 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 )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Newari and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob Riis revisited; poverty and the slum in another era by Jacob A Riis( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the author's works
Out of Mulberry Street by Jacob A Riis( Book )

32 editions published between 1898 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True stories about the lives and homes of the poor in New York, selected from the author's newspaper and magazine stories
Hero tales of the far North by Jacob A Riis( )

24 editions published between 1910 and 2018 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an homage to his homeland, Jacob Riis documents the contributions of great Scandinavians in Hero Tales of the Far North. Discover who Riis himself looked up to in this book
The peril and the preservation of the home : being the William L. Bull lectures for the year 1903 by Jacob A Riis( Book )

17 editions published between 1903 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peril and Preservation of the Home is a collection of lectures complied by Jacob Riis. There are four lectures included in the book: "Our Sins in the Past," "Our Fight for the Home," "Our Plight in the Present" and "Our Grip on the Tomorrow."
Nibsy's Christmas by Jacob A Riis( Book )

21 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short stories about life in the tenements of New York City in the late 1800s
Constructive and preventive philanthropy by Joseph Lee( Book )

10 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the other half lives : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Jacob A Riis( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 241 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
How the other half lives by Jacob A Riis( Book )

35 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob Riis was one of the very few men who photographed the slums of New York at the turn of the century, when as many as 300,000 people per square mile were crowded into the tenements of New York's Lower East Side. The filth and degradation made the area a hell for the immigrants forced to live there. Riis was one of those immigrants, and, after years of abject poverty, when he became a police reporter for the New York Tribune, he exposed the shameful conditions of life with which he was all too familiar. Today, he is best remembered as a compassionate and effective reformer and as a pioneer photo-journalist. 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. Riis originally documented all his studies with photographs. However, since the half-tone technique of photo reproduction had not been perfected, the original edition included mainly reductions in sketch-form of Riis' photographs. These could not begin to capture what Riis' sensitive camera caught on film. The anguish and the apathy, the toughness and the humiliation of the anonymous faces is all but obliterated in the sketches. This Dover edition includes fully 100 photographs, many famous, and many less familiar, from the Riis collection of the City Museum, and their inclusion here creates a closer conformity to Riis' intentions than did the original edition
Jacob A. Riis : revealing New York's other half : a complete catalogue of his photographs by Bonnie Yochelson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danish-born Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914) found success in America as a reporter for the New York Tribune, first documenting crime and later turning his eye to housing reform. As tenement living conditions became unbearable in the wake of massive immigration, Riis and his camera captured some of the earliest, most powerful images of American urban poverty"--Jacket
The old town by Jacob A Riis( Book )

11 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in English and Danish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by Jacob Riis chronicles the history of the Van Riepen family
Is there a Santa Claus? by Jacob A Riis( Book )

14 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover Jacob Riis' lighter side with Is There a Santa Claus? This is the perfect book for inquisitive children
The making of an American by Jacob A Riis( Book )

82 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 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
Neighbors : life stories of the other half by Jacob A Riis( Book )

18 editions published between 1914 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rediscovering Jacob Riis : exposure journalism and photography in turn-of-the-century New York
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Theodore Roosevelt : the citizenThe battle with the slumThe children of the poorChildren of the tenementsRediscovering Jacob Riis : exposure journalism and photography in turn-of-the-century New YorkA ten years' war : an account of the battle with the slum in New YorkHero tales of the far NorthHow the other half lives : authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Alternative Names
Jacob A. Riis

Jacob A. Riis Amerikaans schrijver

Jacob A. Riis amerikansk skribent og fotograf

Jacob A. Riis Dansk-amerikansk skribent og fotograf

Jacob August Riis

Jacob August Riis US-amerikanischer Fotograf

Jacob Augustus Riis

Jacob Riis Amerikaans schrijver

Jacob Riis amerikansk författare och fotograf

Jacob Riis amerikansk skribent og fotograf

Jacob Riis biografía, fotoperiodista y reformador social danés-estadounidense, conocido porque utilizó su talento como fotógrafo y periodista para ayudar a los menos afortunados en la ciudad de Nueva York

Jacob Riis photographe américain

Riis, Jacob

Riis Jacob 1849-1914

Riis, Jacob A.

Riis, Jacob A. 1849-1914

Riis, Jacob August.

Riis, Jacob August 1849-1914

Riis, Jacob Augustus

Riis, Jacob Augustus 1849-1914

Riis, Jakob A. 1849-1914

Riss, Jacob August

Риис, Якоб Август

ג'ייקוב ריס

جاكوب ريس

ژاکوب ریس عکاس و نویسنده آمریکایی

리스, 야콥 A. 1849-1914

리스, 제이컵 A. 1849-1914

ជេកខប រីស

ジェイコブ・リース

リース, ジェイコブ

Languages
English (900)

French (2)

German (1)

Danish (1)

Newari (1)

Spanish (1)