How the Other Half Lives / Edition 1

How the Other Half Lives / Edition 1

by Jacob Riis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393930262

ISBN-13: 9780393930269

Pub. Date: 02/15/2009

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.
The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1901…  See more details below

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How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.
The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1901 Scribner edition and includes all 47 of Riis’s unforgettable photographs, along with 2 maps. It is accompanied by Hasia Diner’s insightful introduction and detailed explanatory annotations.
An unusually rich “Contexts” section includes autobiographical writings by Riis, observations of “the other half” by Riis contemporaries, including William T. Elsing, Thomas Byrnes, William Dean Howells, Lilliam W. Betts, John Spargo, and Lillian Wald, and contemporary evaluations of Riis and his seminal book by, among others, Warren P. Adams, Joseph B. Gilder, Margaret Burton, and Theodore Roosevelt.From the many hundreds of books and articles published on Riis and How the Other Half Lives, Hasia Diner has selected nineteen interpretations of the central aspects of author and work. Among these are Jacob Prager on Riis as immigrant and crusader; Louise Ware on Riis the police reporter, reformer, and “useful citizen”; Roy Lubove on the Progressive Movement and tenement reform; Richard Tuerk on Riis and the Jews; Maren Strange on American social documentary photography; Katrina Irving on immigrant mothers; and Timothy J. Gilfoyle on “street culture” and immigrant children.A Chronology of Riis’s life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393930269
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,071,501
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(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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