How the Other Half Lives Paperback – Jun 1 1971
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From the Back Cover
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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Like books by Steinbeck, How the other half lives is a eye opening expose of life for the have-nots in the late 19th century. Read morePublished on April 29 2000 by Aaron Daniels
How the other Half Lives does an excellent job of bringing to light the plight and destitution of early immigrants to this nation. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2000 by Christopher Morris
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