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  • How The Other Half Lives By Edward Bellamy

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    strikes, and business failures under an economic system run on competition are immense wastes that would be eliminated under a system based on communal cooperation (Bellamy, 1996). In “How the Other Half Lives”, Riis wrote his novel to inform members of society of the terrible living conditions of more than half of New York City 's residents. He described the cheap construction of the tenements, the high rents, and the absentee landlords. He protested the city 's ineffectual laws and urged private enterprise

  • Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives Essay

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    Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives In How the Other Half Lives, the author Jacob Riis sheds light on the darker side of tenant housing and urban dwellers. He goes to several different parts of the city of New York witnessing first hand the hardships that many immigrants faced when coming to America. His journalism and photographs of the conditions of the tenant housing helped led the way of reformation in the slums of New York. His research opened the eyes of many Americans to the darker

  • Other Half Lives

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    Annotated Bibliography Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives:Studies Among the Tenements of New York. Charles Scribners Son's, 1914. Bartleby, NA, http://www.bartleby.com/208/. In How the Other Half Lives, Jacob Riis invesitgates and describes all aspects of life that the poor population of New York City, during the Guilded Age, experience. COmbined with actual photo evidence, Riis writes to inform those who don’t realize (the wealthy, politicians, people above the Lower East Side) just how terrible

  • How The Other Half Lives

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    Well done, Jacob Riis, well done. In the book How the Other Half Lives, published in 1890, harsh criticisms and observations, along with photojournalism, of the appalling conditions of New York City tenements and their neighborhoods are examined through the eyes of Jacob Riis. As a reporter at the time for The New York Tribune, his writing and photography sparked reform and forced many people, even the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, to focus their attention on the horrendous conditions in which the

  • How the Other Half Lives Essay

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    Danielle Mariella November 17, 2005 Book Report #2 How the Other Half Lives Introduction The book How the Other Half lives, is one of those books that definitely affects you as soon as you read it. Jacob Riis the author of the book, wrote it exactly for the purpose, to affect people and get them to realize how bad the conditions were back then in New York City. He goes into full depth, of what the living conditions were like, who lived in them, and how they were affected by them. Mostly

  • How the Other Half Lives Reflection

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    My Name Professor Name American History II 04October 2007 A Reflection on "How the Other Half Lives" by the Other Half The author of "How the Other Half Lives", Jacob Riis, inscribes on the deplorable living conditions of the Progressive Era from a first-person perspective. Riis, an immigrant, police reporter, photojournalist and most importantly: a pioneer and social reformer, tells a very captivating yet appalling experience of the lower class life in New York

  • Summary Of How The Other Half Lives

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    November 19, 2016 The book How the Other Half Lives describes a disastrous scene of people who came here with hardly anything. The Irish, Chinese, and Italians all came here in search of a start to a new life, but when they came here they barely had any money. They were forced to work for little pay and had to live in the worst living conditions ever. The dedication and determination it took for these people to continue living in this lifestyle and so what was best for them is just nothing but astonishing

  • How The Other Half Lives Essay

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    and Latin America than other areas which were not colonized for a long time such as Europe and America. We cannot imagine the swift change that happens in the last century in poverty. Surprisingly, it is only one percent of the population that controls most of the international financial assets, creating a massive change in the international landscape of poverty. It was mentioned in the introduction to the text that was taken from Jacob Riis’ book “How the Other Half Lives” this quotation: “Curiously

  • Jacob Riis How The Other Half Lives

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    Demetrios Zioulis Book Report 11-4-15 When it was published in 1890, the novel How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis astonished the middle and upper class Americans. Riis revealed to the world the horrific living conditions of New York City’s tenement housing. He did this by the use of graphic photographs (that he himself took) and detailed written descriptions which are all first-hand accounts, as he was a witness to whatever he wrote. After reading the novel one might question how are the poor

  • Jacob Riis 'How The Other Half Lives'

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    revolution. In the book "How the Other half Lives" by Jacob Riis it shows the lives of poor immigrants that have come over to American from mostly European countries to try to get a fresh start on a new land. What these people did not know is how they would have to live. Riis wanted people to see what was really going on in the live of many immigrants during this time in New York. Most immigrants didn’t have much money to start with, they had to live in tenants with several other families in one twelve by