How the Other Half Lives

Studies Among the Tenements of New York

Author: Jacob Riis

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 145850042X

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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How the Other Half Lives

Author: Jacob A. Riis,David Leviatin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312574010

Category: History

Page: 299

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Originally published: New York: Scribner, 1890.

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

Author: Jacob A. Riis

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528785940

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of "How the Other Half Lives" (1890) by Jacob Riis. This powerful collection of photographs depicts the slums of New York during the 1800s. As an émigré, Riis witnessed the poverty and crowded conditions of the city, and turned to photojournalism to document street life. Mastering the innovative use of flash, and being one of the first to use the technology in photographic practice in America, Riis produced starkly honest and evocative images of the tenements. Riis (1849-1914) was a journalist and social documentary photographer born in Denmark. He emigrated to New York as a young man and became part of a large wave of immigrants that settled there in the late 1800s. After initially training as a carpenter, his journalistic career began when he was appointed as a trainee at the New York News Association. Later, Riis developed an interest in photography as a way to further illustrate the conditions of city slums that featured in his reports, and his first collaborative photojournalism work was published in 1888.

How the Other Half Lives

A Jacob Riis Classic (Including Photography)

Author: Jacob Riis


ISBN: 9781611040760

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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"How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis sheds fascinating light on how our immigrants in the 1800's lived in New York City. A must-read for Americans whose family has been in the U.S. for only a few generations, this book tells what it was really like in the slums. Whether Irish, Italian, Jewish, Chinese or Polish, German, Russian, hordes of refugees ended up in New York on the promise of a better life. Entrepreneurs lured poor people from Eastern Europe and contracted out their labor in sweat shops in the US. The laborers lived in tenements, which were dark, unventilated cages in blocks of buildings that rented for a surprising high rent to people who died by the thousands in the unsanitary conditions. The conditions described by Jacob Riis in this classic are heart-rending, especially the part about foundling babies (abandoned newborns). A cradle was put outside a Catholic Church and instead of a baby each night, racks of babies appeared. The Church had to establish foundling hospitals run by nuns, who persuaded the unwed or impoverished mothers to nurse the baby they gave up, plus another baby. The child mortality rate, especially in the "back tenements" or buildings built on to the back of others (dark and airless) was incredible. Riis also provides interesting information about the gangs of New York in "How the Other Half Lived."

How the Other Half Lives

Author: Jacob A. Riis,David Leviatin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312117009

Category: History

Page: 274

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Jacob Riis's famed 1890 photo-text addressed the problems of immigration, technological innovation, industry, and urban life at the dawn of the twentieth century. American studies instructor and freelance photographer David Leviatin edited this edition to be as faithful to the original text as possible; all interior photos are uncropped reprints made from Riis's original negatives, lantern slides, and prints.

How the Other Half Lives

A Study Pack Produced by IBT Education to Accompany Programmes 1-3 of Common Interest, a Series on Development Made for Channel 4

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kenya

Page: 15

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Totes Herz


Author: Sophie Hannah


ISBN: 3838756584

Category: Fiction

Page: 606

View: 1733

Ruth hat Schreckliches durchgemacht. Lange war ihr Herz tot - bis sie sich in den stillen Aidan verliebt. Aber auch er leidet an seiner Vergangenheit. Eines Tages vertraut er Ruth sein Geheimnis an: Er hat getötet. Eine Frau namens Mary Trelease. Ruth kann es nicht fassen. Denn sie kennt eine Mary Trelease, und die ist nicht nur lebendig, sondern auch äußerst gefährlich ...

How the Other Half Lives (1890). By: Jacob Riis

(Illustrated)... How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) Was a Pioneering Work of Photojournalism by Jacob Riis, Documenting the Squalid Living Conditions in New York City Slums in The 1880s

Author: Jacob Riis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717033178


Page: 140

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Jacob August Riis ( May 3, 1849 - May 26, 1914) was a Danish-American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography. He endorsed the implementation of "model tenements" in New York with the help of humanitarian Lawrence Veiller. Additionally, as one of the most famous proponents of the newly practicable casual photography, he is considered one of the fathers of photography due to his very early adoption of flash in photography. While living in New York, Riis experienced poverty and became a police reporter writing about the quality of life in the slums. He attempted to alleviate the bad living conditions of poor people by exposing their living conditions to the middle and upper classes. Early life: Born in Ribe, Denmark, Jacob Riis was the third of the 15 children (one of whom, an orphaned niece, was fostered) of Niels Edward Riis, a schoolteacher and writer for the local Ribe newspaper, and Carolina Riis (née Bendsine Lundholm), a homemaker. Among the 15, only Jacob, one sister, and the foster sister survived into the twentieth century. Riis was influenced by his father, whose school Riis delighted in disrupting. His father persuaded him to read (and improve his English via) Charles Dickens's magazine All the Year Round and the novels of James Fenimore Cooper. Jacob had a happy childhood, but the experienced tragedy at the age of eleven when his brother Theodore, a year younger, drowned. He never forgot his mother's grief. At age eleven or twelve, he donated all the money he had and gave it to a poor Ribe family living in a squalid house if they cleaned it. The tenants took the money and obliged; when he told his mother, she went to help. Though his father had hoped that Jacob would have a literary career, Jacob wanted to be a carpenter.When he was 16, he became fond of Elisabeth Gjørtz, the 12-year-old adopted daughter of the owner of the company for which he worked as an apprentice carpenter. The father disapproved of the boy's blundering attentions, and Riis was forced to complete his carpentry apprenticeship in Copenhagen. Riis returned to Ribe in 1868 at age 19. Discouraged by poor job availability in the region and Gjørtz's disfavor of his marriage proposal, Riis decided to emigrate to the United States.

How the Other Half Lives - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Jacob a Riis

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781293946916


Page: 326

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Other Half Lives

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340993491


Page: N.A

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How the Other Half Lives

Author: Clare London

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1635333156

Category: Fiction

Page: 65

View: 3538

Thanks to a flat-sitting scheme, a neat freak and a slob exchange spaces—and each proceeds to rearrange the other’s London home. What will happen when the two opposites finally meet?

How the Other Half Lived

Ludlow's Working Classes 1850-1960

Author: Derek Beattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910723340

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5419

Ludlow, Shropshire, is perhaps best known today for its Michelin-starred restaurants, its famous Food Festival and its attractive Georgian and medieval market town centre. But it has a less glorious claim to fame: the working classes of Ludlow lagged far behind the rest of the country when it came to their living conditions and, from Victorian times to the middle of the 20th century, they lacked most of the basic comforts. Typhoid was rife, countless houses had no access to running water, and outside toilets were shared by up to five families. When it is remembered that Ludlow s poor households often numbered eight or more residents, the degree of deprivation becomes clearer. Yet Ludlow s working classes battled on, largely uncomplainingly, until the local council finally agreed reluctantly to building the minimum number of council houses they could get away with, in the 1960s. This is a clear-sighted, well presented and fascinating account of the everyday lives of those living on the other side of Ludlow."

How the Other Half Lived

A People's Guide to American Historical Sites

Author: Philip Burnham

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571198627

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5567

Explores the extent to which historic tourist attractions represent the contributions of women and minorities