HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Studies Among the Tenements of New York
When New Yorkers read Riis’s book, they found 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 the 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. This edition includes 100 photographs, many famous, many less familiar, from the Riis collection of the City Museum.
This title is part of the series: HISTORIC AMERICAN WRITINGS
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