How the Other Half Lives

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First published in 1890, Jacob 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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About the author

Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was a journalist and photographer born in Denmark.

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His books include Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts.


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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Nov 1, 1997
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781101221624
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Political Economy
Social Science / Emigration & Immigration
Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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