How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York (The John H.

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Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1970. Hardcover. xix, 246 pages ; illustrations, plans ; 24 cm. $9.50 dust jacket. A very good copy with firm binding, clean pages and free of markings. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: If this is true from a purely economic point of view, what then of the outlook from the Christian standpoint? Not long ago a great meeting was held in this city, of all denominations of religious faith, to discuss the question how to lay hold of these teeming masses in the tenements with Christian influences, to which they are now too often strangers. Might not the conference have found in the warning of one Brooklyn builder, who has invested his capital on this plan and made it pay more than a money interest, a hint worth heeding: “How shall the love of God be understood by those who have been nurtured in sight only of the greed of man?”

From the Back Cover: In How The Other Half Lives New Yorkers read with horror that three-quarters of the residents of their city were housed in tenements and that in those tenements rents were substantially higher than in better sections of the city. In his book Riis gave a full and detailed picture of what life in those slums was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offered suggestions for easing the lot of the poor.

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Book Description Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970., 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. xix, 246 pp; illus. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. John Harvard Library. 'Jacob Riis's pioneering work of photojournalism takes its title from Rabelais's Pantagruel: 'One half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth; considering that no one has yet written of that Country.' An anatomy of New York City's slums in the 1880s, it vividly brought home to its first readers through the powerful combination of text and images the squalid living conditions of 'the other half,' who might well have inhabited another country. The book pricked the conscience of its readers and raised the tenement into a symbol of intransigent social difference. As Alan Trachtenberg makes clear in his introduction, it is a book that still speaks powerfully to us today of social injustice. Except for the modernization of spelling and punctuation, the John Harvard Library edition of How the Other Half Lives reproduces the text of the first published book version of November 1890. For this edition, prints have been made from Riis's original photographs now in the archives of the Museum of the City of New York. Endnotes aid the contemporary reader' (Web site of Harvard University Press, which is reprinting the book in paperback in April 2010). Bookseller Inventory # 19085

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