Penguin Classics: How The Other Half Lives

Penguin Classics: How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis
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ISBN
9780140436792
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
272
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Jacob Riis's illustrated tour of New York's slums had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that changed the face of the city. In 1890, when the book was published, the Lower East Side was a landscape of teeming streets and filthy tenements crowded with immigrants living in dreadful conditions. How the Other Half Lives brings them to life - the Italians, Jews, Bohemians (Czechs and Slovaks), Blacks, and Chinese - in precise descriptions of their habits and traditions, jobs and wages, rents paid and meals eaten, and explores the effects of crime, poverty, alcohol, and lack of education and opportunity on adults and children alike.
ISBN:
9780140436792
Publication Date:
19 / 09 / 2000
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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