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Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Bob Schnell - Goodreads

Jacob Riis is a bit of a hero to my family simply by default of his Danish ancestry. This book is his observational review of conditions in New York City's tenements at the height of their infamy ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Lin Lin - Goodreads

Non-fiction books are usually not what my son would choose to read, but this book interests him. It introduces research and innovations scientists are conducting to learn from the Geckos. The improvement of glue and adhesive products demonstrates the power and value of biomimicry. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Vered - Goodreads

This book offered a great insight into poor urban life and the conditions within the tenements during the final decade of the 19th century. I thoroughly appreciated Riis's use of statistics and events/descriptions to enlighten his readers to one of the main issues of his day. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Marti - Goodreads

There is no doubt this book brought about huge changes in New York City policies toward the poor and indigent in 1890 when it was published. I just finished "Five Points" which motivated me to finally ... Read full review

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  - John Brissette - Goodreads

I visited the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in NYC where I first encountered this book. Shamefully as a native New Yorker I've heard the Riis name my whole life but was unfamiliar with his work ... Read full review

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

User Review  - James Violand - Goodreads

All Liberals and those who profess to be humanitarians need to read this book. Riis, a reporter for a New York newspaper, investigated the tenements and the society that calls them home. This book is ... 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


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