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Books by jacob a riis

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  • How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    In the 1880s, many people in upper- and middle-class society were unaware of the dangerous conditions in the slums among poor immigrants. After the publication of "How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York," the question of living conditions became an important societal issue and caused several legislative actions directed toward improving the lives of immigrants. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • A Ten Years' War: An Account of the Battle with the Slum in New York

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    A Ten Years' War: An Account of the Battle with the Slum in New York is a book by Jacob A. Riis. It takes a look at slums, gangs and criminal behavior and their causes in early 20th century NYC. ... Read more

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  • Out of Mulberry Street: Stories of Tenement life in New York City

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    Out of Mulberry Street Stories of Tenement life in New York City is a book by Jacob A. Riis. It depicts the life and struggle of poor NYC residents during the latter parts of the 19th century. ... Read more

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  • The Children of the Poor

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    series Classics To Go
    Working with a friend from the Health Department, Riis filled The Children of the Poor (1892) with statistical information about public health, education, and crime. He argued that teaching immigrant children about American democracy would help to make them productive citizens. ... Read more

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

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    series Classics To Go
    How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York explained the living conditions in New York slums as well as the sweatshops in some tenements, which paid workers only a few cents per day. The book explains the plight of working children; they would work in factories and at other jobs. ... Read more

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  • How the Other Half Lives

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    Jacob Riis's classic is an open window into a world unknown to most. Originally published in 1890, this classic inditement of slum life remains an outstanding example of the value of investigative journalism and its potential to change the world for the better.Riis was one of the earliest "muck-rakers," which President Theodore Roosevelt defined as, "taking the rake to uncover the most unpleasant ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Christmas Stories

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    "Christmas Stories" by Jacob A. Riis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e ... Read more

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  • The Peril and the Preservation of the Home

    Being the William L. Bull Lectures for the Year 1903

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    "The Peril and the Preservation of the Home" by Jacob A. Riis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost ... Read more

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  • How The Other Half Lives

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    During the 1890s many people in upper- and middle-class society were unaware of the dangerous conditions in the slums among poor immigrants. Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant who himself could not originally find much work, hoped to expose the squalor of the 19th-century Lower East Side of Manhattan. After a successful career as a police reporter, he decided to publish a photojournal documenting ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • How the Other Half Lives

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    A classic early example of “muck-racking” journalism, or reporting by reform-minded American journalists who attacked established institutions and leaders as corrupt, “How the Other Half Lives” is a chronicle of the conditions of abject poverty that the residents of the slums of New York endured at the end of the 19th century. Danish immigrant Jacob A. Riis saw first-hand the horrible conditions ... Read more

    $6.29 USD

  • Is There a Santa Claus?

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    "Is There a Santa Claus?" by Jacob A. Riis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Children of the Poor

    by Jacob A. Riis ...
    "The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all ... Read more

    $1.99 USD