How the Other Half Lives

Studies Among the Tenements of New York

Author: Jacob August Riis

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 304

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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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Where the Other Half Lives

Lower Income Housing in a Neoliberal World

Author: Sarah Glynn

Publisher: Pluto Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4533

Housing has become a hot topic. The media is filled with stories of individual housing hardship and of major property-related financial crises: of criling personal debts, rundown social housing, homelessness, mass demolitions, spiralling prices, unaffordability and the ‘credit crunch’. This book links all these together through a radical analysis that puts housing at the heart of critical economic and political debate. The author shows that these problems arise from the fact that houses are no longer seen primarily as homes for living in, but rather as a source of profit. Case studies from the UK, the US and other western countries are set into a theoretical and historical overview of how housing has changed over several decades. The book also examines campaigns for better housing and explores possibilities for a different aroach to this most fundamental of human needs.

The American Way of Poverty

How the Other Half Still Lives

Author: Sasha Abramsky

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568587260

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 2406

Abramsky shows how poverty - a massive political scandal - is dramatically changing in the wake of the Great Recession.

Rediscovering Jacob Riis

Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York

Author: Bonnie Yochelson,Daniel Czitrom

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618286X

Category: History

Page: 296

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Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was the author of How the Other Half Lives (1890). This study of his life and work includes excerpts from Riis s diary, chronicling romance, poverty, temptation, and, after many false starts, employment as a writer and reformer. In the second half, Yochelson describes how Riis used photography to shock and influence his readers. The authors describe Riis s intellectual education and discuss the influence of How the Other Half Lives on urban history. It shows that Riis argued for charity rather than social justice; but the fact that he understood what it was to be homeless did humanize Riis s work, and that work has continued to inspire reformers. Yochelson focuses on how Riis came to obtain his now famous images, how they were manipulated for publication, and their influence on the young field of photography."

How the Other Half Banks

Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

Author: Mehrsa Baradaran

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674495446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9972

The United States has two separate banking systems—one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. Deserted by banks and lacking credit, many people are forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashing services thanks to the effects of deregulation in the 1970s that continue today, Mehrsa Baradaran shows.

The Other Half

The Life of Jacob Riis and the World of Immigrant America

Author: Tom Buk-Swienty

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393060232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

View: 6585

A revisionist portrait of the late-nineteenth-century social reformer draws on previously unexamined diaries and letters to trace his immigration to America, work as a police reporter for the New York Tribune, and pivotal contributions as a muckraker and progressive.

The Making of an American

Author: Jacob August Riis

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465534202


Page: 347

View: 9955

The Children of the Poor

Author: Jacob August Riis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Child welfare

Page: 300

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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

View: 8291

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

View: 1849

"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."

The Emperor of Ocean Park

Author: Stephen L. Carter

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 0307279936

Category: Fiction

Page: 836

View: 7381

After the death of his father, the flamboyant and controversial Judge Oliver Garland, Talcott must unravel the truth about his father's life, a quest that brings him face to face with old scandals and family secrets.

The Battle with the Slum

Author: Jacob A. Riis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157067

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7651

Classic work of reportage documents life of the urban poor at the turn of the century. Real-life tales and rare photographs celebrate efforts to demolish breeding grounds of crime and improve conditions in schools and tenements.

How the Other Half Hamptons

Author: Jasmin Rosemberg

Publisher: 5 Spot

ISBN: 0446537578

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2451

One house. Forty strangers. Add vodka and stir . . . Every summer, scores of Manhattan twentysomethings take part in an annual ritual with a camp-like culture distinctly its own: the Hamptons sharehouse. When Rachel and her two best friends buy their shares for twenty times each of their bank balances, they're imagining days filled with lazy suntanning and classy clambakes and nights spent rubbing shoulders with the Olsen twins and other celebrities. But once they arrive at 1088 Montauk Highway on Memorial Day weekend, they find that the reality falls a bit short. What looks like any other million-dollar mansion--on the outside--plays host to drunken escapades, explicit nudity, hot tub hookups, hideous hangovers, and juvenile mischief on the inside. As housemates jockey for limited bathroom time and beer pong mania takes over the house, Rachel finds herself wondering if it's possible to find true love--or even just survive the summer--in The Hamptons.

How the Other Half Works

Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor

Author: Roger Waldinger,Michael I. Lichter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520229800

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 7363

Solving the riddle of America's immigration puzzle, this text seeks to address the question of why an increasingly high-tech society has use for so many immigrants who lack the basic skills that the modern economy seems to demand.

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.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 1407166573

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 534

View: 7898

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.