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How the Other Half Lives
by Jacob A. Riis and Luc Sante


Overview - 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. Riis's reliance on specific, hard facts as weapons of social criticism pioneered the style of crusading journalism that continues today.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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. Riis's reliance on specific, hard facts as weapons of social criticism pioneered the style of crusading journalism that continues today. Photos throughout.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140436792
  • ISBN-10: 0140436790
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: November 1997
  • Page Count: 256
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Penguin Classics

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Books > Social Science > Anthropology - Cultural & Social
Books > Social Science > Sociology - Urban
Books > Social Science > Poverty

 
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