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Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Marks54 - Goodreads

This book is a classic and an early example of the involved and probing journalism that came to be known as muckraking. Riis provides a series of studies of the various aspects of tenement life in New ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Carey Aquino - Goodreads

This book is one you read 10 pages, then you stop and come back a few days later. It's not a page turner, but it's fascinating history of NYC and the influx of immigrants. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

This book was written in 1890 and is probably one of the first examples of photojournalism. Ir's a pretty horrific account of the New York City tenements which housed the immigrant workers (cigar ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

Perhaps the scariest part about reading Jacob Riis's How The Other Half Lives is how much of it still rings true. The New York City of his time is not the New York City of today, especially with the ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

It's not a recent or modern book, so it's actually a little jarring to read the terms used to describe ethnic groups, but it's important to realize that those terms WERE the polite, "PC" terms at the ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Amanda Valenti - Goodreads

Reads like a text book but very interesting! Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Camy Do - Goodreads

Good book on NYC in late 19th and early 20th century on the horrendous conditions of tenements - mesmerizing with modern humanitarian views points /of which, some are still be valid nowadays. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Hakan Jackson - Goodreads

I understand the historical significance of this book bringing light on the situation the poor of New York was living through, but I had no idea how it did this. The "Other Half" doesn't refer to the ... Read full review

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


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