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The Resource How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York. With 100 photos. from the Jacob A. Riis Collection, the Museum of the City of New York, and a new pref. by Charles A. Madison

How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York. With 100 photos. from the Jacob A. Riis Collection, the Museum of the City of New York, and a new pref. by Charles A. Madison

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How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York. With 100 photos. from the Jacob A. Riis Collection, the Museum of the City of New York, and a new pref. by Charles A. Madison
Title
How the other half lives
Title remainder
studies among the tenements of New York. With 100 photos. from the Jacob A. Riis Collection, the Museum of the City of New York, and a new pref. by Charles A. Madison
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Language
eng
Summary
This classic account of slum conditions in New York City was first published in 1890. Annotation. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty & degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty and degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. 100 striking and influential photographs. In How The Other Half Lives New Yorkers read with horror that three-quarters of the residents of their city were housed in tenements and that in those tenements rents were substantially higher than in better sections of the city. In his book Riis gave a full and detailed picture of what life in those slums was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offered suggestions for easing the lot of the poor
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DLC
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1849-1914
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Riis, Jacob A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV4046.N6
LC item number
R58 1971
Literary form
non fiction
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Museum of the City of New York
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  • Tenement houses
  • Poor
Label
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York. With 100 photos. from the Jacob A. Riis Collection, the Museum of the City of New York, and a new pref. by Charles A. Madison
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Publication
Note
"An unabridged republication of the text of the 1901 edition ... A new preface has been written specially for the present edition."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface to the first editions -- Introduction -- Genesis of the tenement -- Awakening -- Mixed crowd -- Down town back-alleys -- Italian in New York -- Bend -- Raid on the stale-beer dives -- Cheap lodging-houses -- Chinatown -- Jewtown -- Sweaters of Jewtown -- Bohemians -- tenement-house cigar-making -- Color line in New York -- Common herd -- Problem of the children -- Waifs of the city's slums -- Street Arab -- Reign of rum -- Harvest of tares -- Working girls of New York -- Pauperism in the tenements -- Wrecks and the waste -- Man with the knife -- What has been done -- How the case stands -- Appendix
Control code
139827
Dimensions
20 x 26 cm
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780486220123
Lccn
75121585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York. With 100 photos. from the Jacob A. Riis Collection, the Museum of the City of New York, and a new pref. by Charles A. Madison
Publication
Note
"An unabridged republication of the text of the 1901 edition ... A new preface has been written specially for the present edition."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface to the first editions -- Introduction -- Genesis of the tenement -- Awakening -- Mixed crowd -- Down town back-alleys -- Italian in New York -- Bend -- Raid on the stale-beer dives -- Cheap lodging-houses -- Chinatown -- Jewtown -- Sweaters of Jewtown -- Bohemians -- tenement-house cigar-making -- Color line in New York -- Common herd -- Problem of the children -- Waifs of the city's slums -- Street Arab -- Reign of rum -- Harvest of tares -- Working girls of New York -- Pauperism in the tenements -- Wrecks and the waste -- Man with the knife -- What has been done -- How the case stands -- Appendix
Control code
139827
Dimensions
20 x 26 cm
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780486220123
Lccn
75121585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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