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

by Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August); Museum of the City of New York.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Dover, c1971Description: xiii, 233 p. : ill. ; 20 x 26 cm.ISBN: 0486220125; 9780486220123.Subject(s): Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York | Poor -- New York (State) -- New YorkOnline resources: Publisher description Also issued online.
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.
Summary: 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.
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"An unabridged republication of the text of the 1901 edition ... A new preface has been written specially for the present edition."

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.

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.

Also issued online.

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