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Most of the foundlings come from the East Side, where they are left by young mothers without wedding-ring or other name than their own to bestow upon the baby, returning from the island hospital to face an unpitying world with the evidence of their shame.
Chap. XVI.
Jacob
Riis
How the Other Half Lives
Studies Among the Tenements of New York
 
Jacob A. Riis
 
How the Other Half Lives together with its sequel Battle with the Slum reveal through Riis’s sensationalist prose and photography the appalling living conditions in the Lower East Side of turn-of-the-century New York City.
 
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CONTENTS
Preface  Introduction  Bibliographic Record  Illustrations  
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS CHIEFLY FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY THE AUTHOR
 
NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, 1890
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000
 
 
  1. Genesis of the Tenement
  2. The Awakening
  3. The Mixed Crowd
  4. The Down Town Back-Alleys
  5. The Italian in New York
  6. The Bend
  7. A Raid on the Stale-Beer Dives
  8. The Cheap Lodging-Houses
  9. Chinatown
  10. Jewtown
  11. The Sweaters of Jewtown
  12. The Bohemians—Tenement-House Cigarmaking
  13. The Color Line in New York
  14. The Common Herd
  15. The Problem of the Children
  16. Waifs of the City’s Slums
  17. The Street Arab
  18. The Reign of Rum
  19. The Harvest of Tares
  20. The Working Girls of New York
  21. Pauperism in the Tenements
  22. The Wrecks and the Waste
  23. The Man with the Knife
  24. What Has Been Done
  25. How the Case Stands
  26. Appendix


 
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