How the Other Half Lives / Edition 1

How the Other Half Lives / Edition 1

by Jacob A. Riis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312117000

ISBN-13: 9780312117009

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This is the first modern edition of Jacob Riis's classic work to follow, in both content and layout, the original 1890 edition. The only teaching edition that includes all 51 of the book's original illustrations, this volume provides students with the full impact of tenement life and the living conditions of New York City's immigrant poor in the late nineteenth…  See more details below

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This is the first modern edition of Jacob Riis's classic work to follow, in both content and layout, the original 1890 edition. The only teaching edition that includes all 51 of the book's original illustrations, this volume provides students with the full impact of tenement life and the living conditions of New York City's immigrant poor in the late nineteenth century. An extensive introduction by David Leviatin—both a historian and a professional photographer—places Riis and his work in the context of turn-of-the-century urban reform. Also included are extensive gloss notes on the text, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312117009
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
The Bedford Series in History and Culture
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. FRAMING THE POOR: THE IRRESISTIBILITY OF HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

The Flash: Jacob Riis Discovers Light The American Scene: The Search for Order How the Other Half Looks: Interpreting Riis's View of Poverty

PART II. THE DOCUMENT

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

APPENDICES

A Riis Chronolgy (1849-1914)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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