How the Other Half Lives

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1971-06-01
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and a monument of early American photography. Captured on film by photographer, journalist, and reformer Jacob Riis, more than 100 grim scenes reveal man's struggle to survive.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
How the Other Half Livesp. 1
Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 5
Genesis of the Tenementp. 9
The Awakeningp. 17
The Mixed Crowdp. 21
The Down Town Back-alleysp. 26
The Italian in New Yorkp. 41
The Bendp. 46
A Raid on the Stale-beer Divesp. 58
The Cheap Lodging-housesp. 66
Chinatownp. 73
Jewtownp. 82
The Sweaters of Jewtownp. 92
The Bohemians - Tenement-house Cigarmakingp. 103
The Color Line in New Yorkp. 112
The Common Herdp. 120
The Problem of the Childrenp. 135
Waifs of the City's Slumsp. 141
The Street Arabp. 147
The Reign of Rump. 159
The Harvest of Taresp. 164
The Working Girls of New Yorkp. 176
Pauperism in the Tenementsp. 183
The Wrecks and the Wastep. 191
The Man with the Knifep. 196
What Has Been Donep. 199
How the Case Standsp. 209
Appendixp. 219
Explanatory Notesp. 225
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