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by Sam Bass Warner Jr.,Jacob A. Riis

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Sam Bass Warner Jr.,Jacob A. Riis
ISBN: 0674410068
ISBN13: 978-0674410060
Language: English
Publisher: Belknap Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 1970)
Pages: 270
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Studies among the Tenements of New York. Endnotes aid the contemporary reader.

Studies among the Tenements of New York.

Start by marking How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among . The book pricked the conscience of its readers and raised the tenement into a symbol of intransigent social difference.

Start by marking How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Jacob Riis's pioneering work of photojournalism takes its title from Rabelais's Pantagruel: "One half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth; considering that no one has yet written of that Country.

Jacob A. Riis, Sam Bass Warner, Alan Trachtenberg.

LibriVox recording of How the Other Half Lives, by Jacob Riis. The title of the book is a reference to a phrase of François Rabelais, who wrote in Pantagruel: "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives". How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle class.

Riis, who as an immigrant himself lived in these tenements on the lower east side of Manhattan, exposed the horrible conditions while working as a reporter for the New York Tribune. This book when first published in 1890 shed a much-needed light on the conditions of the poor. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

No Sunday has passed in New York since the Bend became a suburb of Naples without one or more of these murderous affrays coming to the notice of the police. As a rule that happens only when the man the game went against is either dead or so badly wounded as to require instant surgical help. As to the other, unless he be caught red-handed, the chances that the police will ever get him are slim indeed. The wounded man can seldom be persuaded to betray him. He wards off all inquiries with a wicked I fix him myself, and there the matter rests until he either dies or recovers.

Jacob Riis's illustrated tour of New York's slums had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring .

Jacob Riis's illustrated tour of New York's slums had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that changed the face of the city. In 1890, when the book was published, the Lower East Side was a landscape of teeming streets and filthy tenements crowded with immigrants living in dreadful conditions.

How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York (1890) is an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. The photographs served as a basis for future "muckraking" journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle classes. They inspired many reforms of working-class housing, both immediately after publication as well as making a lasting impact in today's society.

François Rabelais, who wrote in Pantagruel: "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives".

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. Genre(s): Non-fiction, History, Political Science.

First published in 1890, Jacob 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.
Comments to eBook How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York (The John Harvard Library)
Saithi
I have seen the photographs of Jacob Riis in the real and was very disappointed to see them so poorly reproduced in this book. Documenting impoverished NYC in the late 19th century what Riis is most known for and his photographs were an important part of that work.

It's possible I didn't do my homework here but it is a good reminder of one of the shortcomings of buying books online. Had I picked this up in a bookstore and seen how poorly the photography was represented, I would not have bought it. I'm interested in the story but the photographs tell so much of it and are in every way as important as the words.
Joony
Wonderful book, I got it since my great g-parents, grandparents and parents came from the Victorian to 1935 era of in Manhattan. They left Ireland to make their fortune here. I was aware of some of the poverty and conditions, but this book really shows how awful and harsh the immigrants had things and especially their children living sometimes on the streets. They suffered much, and people have no idea except for eyewitness accounts of the appalling conditions of shelters, work houses, suicides, alcoholism that they fell into after leaving their poor home countries for a better life in America. This is a classic by Jacob Riis and a window into a world unknown to most people. He attempted to alleviate the bad living conditions of poor people by exposing their living conditions to the middle and upper classes. Think things are bad now?, You should see how bad, "bas is", as you travel with the writer into ghettos and alleyways of working people toiling to just eke out an existence at long hours, often working at home making clothes and other goods to sell.
Coidor
Riis had intimate knowledge of the slums of New York having lived there briefly after his arrival from his native Denmark. He experienced a gradual worsening of his circumstances, hunger, theft and rejection. After finding employment as a newspaper reporter, Riis experimented with photography and he was able to document the overcrowding of tenements, the dismal conditions of many dwellings, shiftless drunkards, decrepit alleys and groups of newspaper boys (shoeless!). Meticulously documented conditions, census figures, and income of his subjects reveal a horrendous picture of "the other half" of New York. Separated into chapters devoted to the living quarters of the various immigrant groups (Irish, Jewish, Italian, Chinese etc.), he cannot escape some stereotypes - the money grubbing Jew, the dirty Irish, the "almost" clean Germans - as evidenced in the respective tenement blocks. From overcrowding, starvation wages, dismal hygienic environment - no water in the summer, smallpox, tuberculosis, measles, typhoid, cholera, on to little schooling, malevolent landlords. Then, finally, there might be a way out ... Riis writes about some semi-enlightened landlords, who make a good return on their investment while providing decent living conditions. Yet, the immigrants keep coming, the slums are always there, An enlightening book. Thanks to the photographs the horrendous conditions are made clear. The Kindle edition was a scanned version of Riis' 1890 study complete with photographs and appendices.
Umor
This a Very, Very, cheaply copied, version, stolen from the original book. The clowns who "copied, and pasted" paragraphs from the original, couldn't even bother to do it correctly. Typos are rampant. A four year old could've done a better job. The pictures are smudged, and blurry. They obviously were out to make a quick buck. And they even had the nerve to print when they made it ( when you order it, they print it, off of their copy machine).

Word to the wise... DO NOT BUY A BOOK FROM THIS PUBLISHER.
The Rollers of Vildar
This edition is full of typos, many of which render entire sentences illogical. The whole thing is awkwardly formatted, as if the editor had no concept that the information was going to appear on the page of a book. There is no table of contents. "Special illustrated edition" is a complete lie -- the images are uselessly reproduced. Many of the images are so illegible that the typed captions within the image had to be reproduced outside the image. Not a single image in the book is adequate or useful -- I went online for worthwhile reproductions. I was truly disappointed with this edition which is in no way fit to be published. The publisher, "Seven Treasures Publications" does not seem to have a website, and offers only a fax number and an email address, nor is an editor named. This is clearly not a serious nor reputable publication company -- anyone who has bought this book, including me, was duped.
Flocton
Ok, if you read the whole description of this edition, you will see at the very bottom that this is a special reprint of a specific edition that didn’t include any of the photos... but I sought out this book because it was called an important piece of photojournalism...

Half of the point of the original book was the photos, so I had not expected that there was going to be an edition that removed the photos. The text is still important, but repeoducing a collection of photos without the photos is cheap.
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