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How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (Classic Reprint)
     

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (Classic Reprint)

by Jacob a. Riis
 

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The belief that every man's experience ought to be worth something to the community from which he drew it, no matter what that experience may be, so long as it was gleaned along the line of some decent, honest work, made me begin this book. With the result before him, the reader can

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Excerpt from How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

The belief that every man's experience ought to be worth something to the community from which he drew it, no matter what that experience may be, so long as it was gleaned along the line of some decent, honest work, made me begin this book. With the result before him, the reader can judge for himself now whether or not I was right. Right or wrong, the many and exacting duties of a newspaper man's life would hardly have allowed me to bring it to an end but for frequent friendly lifts given me by willing hands. To the President of the Board of Health, Mr. Charles G. Wilson, and to Chief Inspector Byrnes of the Police Force I am indebted for much kindness. The patient friendship of Dr. Roger S. Tracy, the Registrar of Vital Statistics, has done for me what I never could have done for myself; for I know nothing of tables, statistics and percentages, while there is nothing about them that he does not know. Most of all I owe in this, as in all things else, to the womanly sympathy and the loving companionship of my dear wife, ever my chief helper, my wisest counsellor, and my gentlest critic.

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ISBN-13:
9781331844785
Publisher:
Forgotten Books
Publication date:
09/28/2015
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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