Results 1-8 of 8

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - encephalical - LibraryThing

The most racist book I've read. Entirely condescending and patronizing. The raw data is interesting, the description of the living conditions mind blowing, but the criticisms leveled at other cultures ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Interesting of course but so hard to get through. More interested in archicture then what was going on within it. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Florence - Goodreads

This book was written in 1890, at the height of European immigration to New York City. The population density in Ward 10 on the lower east side was over 300,000 per square mile. And they lived in ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

User Review  - George - Goodreads

A TOUGH READ “And so it comes down to the tenement, the destroyer of individuality and character everywhere”—page 193 “The truth is that pauperism grows in the tenements as naturally as weeds in a ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Devin Rosni - Goodreads

Plenty of discussion surrounded his intent with this book--personally, I found Riis to be a noble voice of the poor and any arrogant tones he developed, were only to gain the trust of the upper crust ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Here is an interesting look at New York City tenement housing during the 1880s. The author is inarguably quite racist towards Asian immigrants, this part is slightly hilarious and keeps the book moving conveniently in the middle. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Ivette - Goodreads

Extremely depressing account of life in the ghetto during the 1800s. Read full review

How the other half lives Book

User Review  - Overstock.com

This book had long introduction and I was anxious to read the true story book but it bored me once I had to read the introduction. Read full review


User ratings

5 stars
19
4 stars
31
3 stars
18
2 stars
8
1 star
0