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How the Other Half Lives


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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000


by lesable on May 6, 2010

This was book requested for a gift. Happy with fast delivery to organization wishing donation. More



by RichardESchiff on May 7, 2009

Riis was the father of American Photo Journalism. Having spent time as a New York photojournalist, I realize the tremendous role he played in opening up that field. He did more to help improve conditions for the nation's immigrants than many others who worked solely for that purpose. I reccomend ... More


An eye opener

by Selina on Sep 27, 2007

This book is photo journalism at its best. I had to read this book in college and it really changed my perception in life. This was written along time ago so some of the text can be considered offensive. There is a lot of use of negative sterotypes in this book. There is an especially poor opinion ... More

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