How The Other Half Lives / Edition 1

How The Other Half Lives / Edition 1

by Jacob A. Riis
     
 

"How the Other Half Lives" is a chronicle of the conditions of abject poverty that the residents of the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century had to endure. 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… See more details below

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"How the Other Half Lives" is a chronicle of the conditions of abject poverty that the residents of the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century had to endure. 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. Presented here is a reproduction of that original 1890 edition with the numerous illustrations included in that volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420925036
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
How the Other Half Lives1
Preface3
Introduction5
1Genesis of the Tenement9
2The Awakening17
3The Mixed Crowd21
4The Down Town Back-alleys26
5The Italian in New York41
6The Bend46
7A Raid on the Stale-beer Dives58
8The Cheap Lodging-houses66
9Chinatown73
10Jewtown82
11The Sweaters of Jewtown92
12The Bohemians - Tenement-house Cigarmaking103
13The Color Line in New York112
14The Common Herd120
15The Problem of the Children135
16Waifs of the City's Slums141
17The Street Arab147
18The Reign of Rum159
19The Harvest of Tares164
20The Working Girls of New York176
21Pauperism in the Tenements183
22The Wrecks and the Waste191
23The Man with the Knife196
24What Has Been Done199
25How the Case Stands209
Appendix219
Explanatory Notes225

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