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Jacob A. Riis

a reference guide

by Lewis Fried

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Published by G. K. Hall in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Riis, Jacob A. 1849-1914 -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLewis Fried, John Fierst.
    SeriesReference guides in literature
    ContributionsFierst, John, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ8745.8 .F75, HV28.R54 .F75
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 168 p. ;
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4908183M
    ISBN 100816178623
    LC Control Number76056804

      "How the Other Half Lives" is a chronicle of the conditions of abject poverty that the residents of the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century had to endure. Riis, who as an immigrant himself lived in these tenements on the lower east side of Manhattan, exposed the horrible conditions while working as a reporter for the New York Tribune/5(4). Jacob Riis ( - ) American (b. Denmark) Biography. A pioneer in the use of photography as an agent of social reform, Jacob Riis immigrated to the United States in While working as a police reporter for the New York Tribune, he did a series of exposés on slum conditions on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, which led him to view.

      Jacob Riis: Shedding Light On NYC's 'Other Half' Through photos and writings documenting poverty in New York City in the late 19th century, a Danish immigrant became a famous campaigner against.   Jacob August Riis (May 3, — ) was a photojournalist who documented the lives of poor New Yorkers in the s. He published the photographs in his book How the Other Half Lives. The photos shocked Americans and inspired social reform. Jacob August Riis was 21 years old when he boarded a ship in Glasgow, Scotland.

    Originally named Seaside Beach when it opened in , Jacob Riis Park was renamed after the famous journalist who reported on the plight of the poor in New York City. Riis, himself an immigrant from Denmark, is best known for his book How the Other Half Lives. A bust of the "muckracking" journalist was installed during the city park years, but. How the Other Half Lives Summary. How the Other Half Lives is an work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis that examines the lives of the poor in New York City’s tenements.. Riis, a journalist.


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Jacob Riis (–) was an American reporter, social reformer, and photographer. His book How the Other Half Lives () shocked readers with his descriptions of slum conditions in New York City, and it was an important predecessor to the muckraking journalism that gained popularity in the U.S.

after Jacob Riis was a photographer and writer whose book 'How the Other Half Lives' led to a revolution in social reform. Jacob Riis used his photographic skills to bring about social reform to the Born:   Riis published his photographs in a book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York.

Pupils in the Essex Market Schools in a Poor Quarter of New York. The Baby’s Playground. This treatise brought attention to the issue and helped pioneer social reform in New York City. Street Arabs in their Sleeping Quarters.

How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis sheds fascinating light on how our immigrants in the 's lived in New York City. A must-read for Americans whose family has been in the U.S. for only a few generations, this book tells what it was really like in the slums/5().

How the Other Half Lives, published by Scribner’s in the autumn ofwas an immediate and thorough success. It sold many copies, and made Riis an authority overnight, bringing him numerous requests for lectures from educational, religious, and social bodies of /5().

Jacob A. Riis has 97 books on Goodreads with ratings. Jacob A. Riis’s most popular book is How the Other Half Lives. Book by Jacob Riis which included many photos regarding the slums and the inhumane living conditions. Views on Urban Reform Riis believed that urbanizing New York would not be a good thing, he was not a big fan of the slum, but instead he was a fan of the wooded area, because it reminded him of Denmark.

Jacob Riis, who died years ago this month, struggled through his first few years in the United States. Unable to find a steady job, he worked as a farmhand, ironworker, brick-layer, carpenter Author: Jimmy Stamp.

About How the Other Half Lives. First published inJacob Riis’s remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people.

Jacob A. Riis, Luc Sante (Editor) avg rating — 2, ratings — published — editions/5. Jacob Riis wrote his first (and now enduringly famous) book, How the Other Half Lives () late at night “while the house slept.” He recalled: “It was my habit to light the lamps in all the rooms of the lower story and roam through them with my pipe, for I do most of my writing on my feet.” The book was a bestseller.

Riis continued to pursue his activism through writing. Jacob Riis, an immigrant from Denmark, became a journalist in New York City in the late 19th century and devoted himself to documenting the plight of working people and the very poor.

His work, especially in his landmark book How the Other Half Lives, had an enormous impact on American society.

Jacob Riis wrote the book "How the Other Half Lives" in to illustrate the disparity in US lifestyles as epitomized by the tenement slums of New York City. Asked in Celebrity Births Deaths and. Jacob Riis Biography will help you with any book or any question. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts, and your questions are answered by real teachers.

How the Other Half Lives was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class.

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis.

A seminal work of photojournalism that set in motion major [ ]. JACOB A. RIIS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS CHIEFLY FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY THE AUTHOR Contents NEW YORK this book. With the result before him, the reader can judge for himself now whether or not I was right.

LONG ago it was said that "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives." That was true then. It didFile Size: 1MB. What the book says and displays is a lot more important than the technology involved in the story telling skills of the s.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate Some of the most importance of this book and of Jacob Riis's word were the photographs he took/5(6). And few photos truly changed the world like those of Jacob Riis.

The New York City to which the poor young Jacob Riis immigrated from Denmark in was a city booming beyond belief. In the three decades leading up to his arrival, the city's population, driven relentlessly upward by intense immigration, had more than : John Kuroski.

Looking for books by Jacob A. Riis. See all books authored by Jacob A. Riis, including How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, and The Battle with the Slum, and more on.

There is much to say about Jacob Riis’s masterpiece How the Other Half Lives, but, first, let’s look at the faces in his book. In our selfie-social media age, a collection like this — a collection of the faces of individuals — is nothing unusual.

Yet, years ago, these images were revolutionary.When Jacob Riis published How the Other Half Lives inthe U.S. Census Bureau ranked New York as the most densely populated city in the United States— million claimed that per square mile, it was one of the most densely populated places on the planet.

The city is pictured in this large-scale panoramic map, a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian.Jacob Riis launches into his book, which he envisions as a document that both explains the state of lower-class housing in New York today and proposes various steps toward solutions, with a quotation about how the “other half lives” that underlines New York’s vast gulf between rich and poor.

Indeed, he directs his work explicitly toward readers who have never been in a tenement and who.