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How the Other Half Lives Paperback – Jun 1 1971

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised ed. edition (June 1 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486220125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486220123
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1.3 x 20 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In How The Other Half Lives New Yorkers read with horror that three-quarters of the residents of their city were housed in tenements and that in those tenements rents were substantially higher than in better sections of the city. In his book Riis gave a full and detailed picture of what life in those slums was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offered suggestions for easing the lot of the poor.

About the Author

Sam B. Warner, Jr. is Visiting Professor of Urban History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alan Trachtenberg is Neil Gray, Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Yale University. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By A Customer on Oct. 12 1998
Format: Paperback
Riis's work is an amazing picture of life in the New York slums. While the text in itself is quite interesting, the photos are perhaps the most gripping aspect of the book. To see the tiny, crowded rooms populated by unreal numbers of people and the eyes of hungry children that stare out of the picture and are still imploring a century later is a powerful experience; Riis's book allows one to get very close to the misery these people felt. This book is not for the soft-hearted, as it is a very grim depection of life, such as it was for these immigrants.
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By A Customer on April 16 1999
Format: Hardcover
I really think this book was interested. we had to read it in our english class and everyone seemed to like it alot.I think that what they did to the peolpe was wrong and people should not be treated in such bad manners like that. I woyld not last long in there life time i would end up dead in a few days. I wish there was something someone could of did for those helpless people. I know that I had the chance I would help them live in an enviorment best for them.
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amanda brayton
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Format: Paperback
I used this book along with another Riis book for a U.S. History project at school. Both this book and Low Life were an incredible help. The pictures are incredible. Riis was the first to show this side of life in NYC during the first part of the century. His books are by far the best pictoral records of the time. I highly recomend this book for anyone interested in the early part of the century or anyone who needs information for school projects.
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