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How the other half lives

Jacob A. Riis

How the other half lives

studies among the tenements of New York

by Jacob A. Riis

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Published by C. Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poor.,
  • Tenement houses.,
  • Poor -- New York (State) -- New York.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jacob A. Riis; with illustrations chiefly from photographs taken by the author.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 303 p. incl. front., illus., plans.
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18744607M

    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. Book Review: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis It’s been a while since I’ve read a nonfiction book. This one I was assigned to read in my history class (which is also my favorite class this semester), so I didn’t exactly read it by choice.

    Apr 21,  · How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob August Riis. Publication date Publisher C. Scribner's sons Book from the collections of University of Michigan Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate Pages: Pioneering Social Reformer Jacob Riis Revealed “How The Other Half Lives” in America How innovations in photography helped this 19th century journalist improve life for many of his fellow Author: Jimmy Stamp.

    Mar 25,  · How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York () was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle-class. Jacob A. Riis' How the Other Half Lives This book talks about the immigrants in the early ’s. The book describes how they live their daily lives in New York City. It helped me a lot on Riis photographs and his writings on to better understand the book and the harsh reality this people lived.


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Mar 06,  · How the Other Half Lives was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class/5().

Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives is one of the most important American texts ever composed. Originally published without pictures, it exposes the statistics of how poor the Gilded Age poor really /5.

"How The Other Half Lives" was the book that invented Investigative journalism, and pushed Photo Journalism into the main stream as well.

The republishing of the original book is admirable, but /5(6). Mar 06,  · 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 /5(). About How the Other Half Lives First published inJacob Riis’s remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people.

Tenements are home to a population that is cosmopolitan but also segregated by national origin, ethnicity, and race, between the Irish, Chinese, Germans, Italians, Bohemians, Jews, African-Americans, and other groups. Riis asks his reader to visit places like Blind Man’s Alley with him.

A seminal work of photojournalism that set in motion major legislative reforms addressing the squalid living conditions prevalent in late nineteenth century New York City tenements, How the Other Half Lives was documented and written by Jacob Riis in in an attempt to bring much-needed attention to the otherwise neglected population of immigrants living in close quarters on Manhattan’s Lower.

May 21,  · InRiis compiled his photographs into a book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. Featuring never-before-seen photos supplemented by blunt and unsettling descriptions, the treatise opened New Yorkers’ eyes to the harsh realities of their city’s slums.

Jacob Riis wrote his first (and now enduringly famous) book, How the Other Half Lives () late at night “while the house slept.” He recalled: “It was my habit to light the lamps in all the rooms of the lower story and roam through them with my pipe, for I do most of my writing on my feet.” The book was a bestseller.

How the Other Half Lives is an work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis that examines the lives of the poor in New York City’s tenements. Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of "How the Other Half Lives" () by Jacob Riis. This powerful collection of photographs depicts the slums of New York during the s.

As an émigré, Riis witnessed the poverty and crowded conditions of the city, and turned to photojournalism to document street life. Jacob Riis was a photographer and writer whose book 'How the Other Half Lives' led to a revolution in social reform. Jacob Riis used his photographic skills to bring about social reform to the Born: May 03, His book How the Other Half Lives () shocked readers with his descriptions of slum conditions in New York City, and it was an important predecessor to the muckraking journalism that gained popularity in the U.S.

after How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis (). As I read this book I became appalled at how the poor were forced to live. As I continued to read it became apparent that the poor just did not know any other way of life and those improvements that were forced upon them failed unless they were taught how to live in improved conditions/5.

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York () was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the s.

It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle class. Jan 19,  · More often — much more often — poverty stunted lives, darkened lives, poisoned lives. It crowded the poor, squeezed, exploited, abused, abandoned and killed them.

This was the urban poverty, in all its oppressing, chaotic and disheartening aspect, that Jacob Riis addressed in his landmark book of social reform, a book of clear-eyed text and starkly moving photographs, How the Other Half Lives.

In the book it says that if there is no medical student in need of a subject then the dead abandoned babies of New York are buried in Potter's field. What use would a medical student have for a dead baby.

According to Riis why do the mothers prefer to abandon their babies without meeting the people who they are abandoning the babies too. Jun 16,  · The resulting book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, was published inand is still considered “a landmark in the annals of social reform.” Filled with.

Oct 15,  · Photojournalist Jacob Riis’s book How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York revealed this hidden community to the affluent and middle class.

His book was an expose on tenement living, child labor and sweatshops. Welcome to the LitCharts study guide on Jacob A. Riis's How the Other Half Lives. Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world's best literature guides.

A quick-reference summary: How the Other Half Lives on a single page. How the Other Half Lives: Detailed Summary. Heartbreaking Jacob Riis Photographs From How The Other Half Lives And Beyond View Gallery Of the many photos said to have " changed the world," there are those that simply haven't (stunning though they may be), those that sort of have, and then those that truly vassilyk.com: John Kuroski.LibraryThing Review User Review - encephalical - LibraryThing.

The most racist book I've read. Entirely condescending and patronizing. The raw data is interesting, the description of the living conditions mind blowing, but the criticisms leveled at other cultures 3/5(7).How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York Jacob A.

Riis How the Other Half Lives together with its sequel Battle with the Slum reveal through Riis’s sensationalist prose and photography the appalling living conditions in the Lower East Side of turn-of-the-century New York City.