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How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York / Jacob A. Riis ; edited by Sam Bass Warner ; introduction by Alan Trachtenberg.

By: Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010Description: xxxix, 315 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780674049321 (pbk.).Subject(s): Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York | Poor -- New York (State) -- New York | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898DDC classification: 305.569097471 RII Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Genesis of the tenement -- The awakening -- The mixed crowd -- The down town back-alleys -- The italian in New York -- The bend -- A raid on the stale-beer dives -- The cheap lodging-houses -- Chinatown -- Jewtown -- The sweaters of Jewtown -- The Bohemians-tenement-house cigarmaking -- The color line in New York -- The common herd -- The problem of the children -- Waifs of the city's slums -- The street Arab -- The reign of rum -- The harvest of tares -- The working girls of New York -- Pauperism in the tenements -- The wrecks and the waste -- The man with the knife -- What has been done -- How the case stands.
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Originally published by same publisher in 1970, with the addition of an introduction, chronology of Riis's life, and a selected bibliography.

Wherever possible, the engravings based on the Riis's originals that were included in the 1970 ed. are replaced by Riis's original photographs.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-308) and index.

Genesis of the tenement -- The awakening -- The mixed crowd -- The down town back-alleys -- The italian in New York -- The bend -- A raid on the stale-beer dives -- The cheap lodging-houses -- Chinatown -- Jewtown -- The sweaters of Jewtown -- The Bohemians-tenement-house cigarmaking -- The color line in New York -- The common herd -- The problem of the children -- Waifs of the city's slums -- The street Arab -- The reign of rum -- The harvest of tares -- The working girls of New York -- Pauperism in the tenements -- The wrecks and the waste -- The man with the knife -- What has been done -- How the case stands.

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