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How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York  Cover Image Book Book

How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York / Jacob A. Riis ; with an introduction and notes by Luc Sante.


Provides a detailed picture of what life in the slums of New York was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offers suggestions for easing the lot of the poor.

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  • ISBN: 0140436790
  • ISBN: 9780140436792
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 228 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1997.

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General Note:
"How the other half lives" was first published by Charles Schribner's Sons, New York. The text of "How the other half lives" used in this Penguin Classics edition was reset from the Dover Publications edition. The Dover edition, first published in 1971, is an unabridged republication of the text of the 1901 edition of the work.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii-xxv).
Formatted Contents Note:
Genesis of the tenement -- Awakening -- Mixed crowd -- Down town back-alleys -- Italian in New York -- Bend -- Raid on stale beer dives -- Cheap lodging houses -- Chinatown -- Jewtown -- Sweaters of Jewtown -- Bohemians, tenement house cigarmaking -- Color line in New York -- Common herd -- Problem of the children -- Waifs on 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.
Subject: Poor > New York (State) > New York.
Tenement houses > New York (State) > New York.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HV 4046 .N6 R55 1997 30775305455744 General Collection Available -

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