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How the Other Half Lives

By: "Riis, Jacob A."

Price: $8.95

Publisher: "Memphis, TN", General books: 2012

Seller ID: 6-8X001

ISBN: 1230451269

Condition: VERY GOOD+


"Optically scanned reprint of Riis' 1890 book - text only, no illustrations. As new except for crease on front cover corner. ""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... View more info

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

By: "Riis, Jacob A."

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Classics:

Seller ID: 9780140436792

ISBN: 0140436790

Condition: GOOD


First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people. View more info