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Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Jon Boorstin - Goodreads

Few books have had the influence of actual life that this one had. Riis came over from Denmark with nothing but a dog, and then a New York copper killed his dog. He had a righteous outrage that shines ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Quynh Ngo - Goodreads

An interesting record of NYC immigrants in the Gilded Age, providing decent context for understanding Progressivism. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Tony Peterson - Goodreads

Far too few Americans know of Jacob Riis. How the Other Half Lives is a damning indictment of the Gilded Age and the people who endured poverty on a level we can hardly imagine. While totally ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - SmarterLilac - Goodreads

A stark and almost overwhelming reminder of one of the most deplorable elements of the American experience. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Stacy LeVine - Goodreads

I read this years ago at Hunter College. It is, of course, one of the most important books in the history of New York City. I recently reread it in the course of researching my screenplay. I had ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Heart wrenching. Good read though. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Nycdreamin - Goodreads

First published in 1890, this is an amazing documentation and description of the hardships endured in the daily struggle to survive the desperately poor and over-crowded conditions and dangerous ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Carly - Goodreads

A historical classic, it will make you sick a little, but remember that these conditions have not entirely gone away. Many Chinese immigrants now live in similar conditions on the Lower East Side in illegal tenement buildings. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Amy Morgenstern - Goodreads

this rules! Read full review


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