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  • Jacob Riis: A Brief Biography

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    BORN ON THIS DAY James Gandolfini PEOPLE NOSTALGIA CELEBRITY HISTORY & CULTURE CRIME & SCANDAL Jacob Riis Jacob Riis Biography Photographer, Writer, Social Reformer (1849–1914) 53 SHARES 48 0 0 QUICK FACTS NAME Jacob Riis OCCUPATION Photographer, Writer, Social Reformer BIRTH DATE May 3, 1849 DEATH DATE May 26, 1914 PLACE OF BIRTH Ribe, Denmark PLACE OF DEATH Massachusetts CITE THIS PAGE Jacob Riis was a photographer and writer whose book How the Other Half Lives led to a revolution in social reform

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Mud Slinger ' By Jacob Riis

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    This section of a book was composed by Jacob Riis, who was a muckraking columnist. Mud slinger was a writer who pushed for change by productions the issues of society to the center and rich classes. In this book, Riis made a photographic report about the life of needy individuals in the dwellings of New York. Initially, Riis portrayed an assault, which was made by policemen. The object of that strike was the stale-brew plunges. He said that the squads sent to make concurrent control on all tramp

  • Analysis Of Jacob Riis 'How The Other Half Lives'

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    as time grew, many poor people started coming into Five Points. From'' How the Other Half Lives’ ‘by Jacob Riis it state,'' As business increased, and the city grew with rapid strides, the necessities of the poor became the opportunity

  • 'An Analysis Of The Evil Riis'

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    On my first journal, I asked myself who was the “evil” Riis referred to. I did not know the “Evils” Riss referred to were the landlords. The greedy and heartless landlords of New York City slums. On chapter thirteenth, Riis clearly says that the “evils” are disgusting, careless, and unlawful landlords. “The Negros” as Riis referred were charged higher rents than the white immigrants. However, The Negros was considered cleaner than white European. They maintain their shanty habitation clean. On the

  • Muckrakers- American Journalists

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    Sinclair, Samuel Hopkins Adams, and Jacob Riis. The first of the muckrakers to be discussed is Jacob Riis. Riis was born and raised in Denmark, but moved to New York when he was twenty- one years old. He grew up in an impoverished household with fourteen other siblings; therefore, he understood the struggle of the needy that lived in New York (“Jacob Riis Muckraker”). In 1888, Riis was given a job with the New York Evening Sun as a photojournalist (“Jacob Riis”). His pictures primarily portrayed the

  • How Did Jacob Riis's Photography Influence Social Welfare Reform?

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    the lower class was captured by Jacob Riis. Jacob Riis was an American journalist most famously known for his photographs of the slums of New York City. He compiled his photograph into a book called, How the Other Side Lives. This set of photographs inspired the social welfare reform effectively through American cities because it brought the issue to the people. Jacob Riis was originally born in Denmark and immigrated to the

  • Who Is Jacob Riis?

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    Jacob Riis was born in Denmark, he was one of fourteen children of which only three survived to be adults. (Buk-Swienty, 2008). In Jacob’s mind, his father was very strict. Teenage rebellion led Jacob to leave home and become a carpenter apprentice. After his love denied him, he moved to America seeking fame and fortune. Through perseverance Mr. Riis overcame his life of poverty and hard times. He began reporting for a local newspaper in 1873; furthermore, he purchased the newspaper in 1875. The

  • Orwell Vs Riis

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    like Riis and Orwell we can see that the line was not always clearly drawn between then two. We can see distinct similarities between these two authors non-fiction works. Some of these similarities are the overly descript descriptions in the works, the titles that sound more like a short story then a non fiction essay, and the underlying political messages we find in these essays. Just looking at some of the titles to the these essays we can see political undertones start to appear. In Riis works

  • Essay On Jacob Riis

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    Jacob Riis was born on May 3, 1849 in Ribe, Denmark and later immigrated to the United States in 1870 at the age of 21. When he arrived in New York city he had a total of only $40 and a locket that he had for as long as he can remember (study.com).  He did a lot of odd jobs around the city to earn just enough money to get by. Soon there later he became a police reporter and found an interest in the things that he saw. So he taught himself some photography skills and took a camera with him every time

  • Jacob Riis Analysis

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    Jacob Riis was able to capture the living conditions in tenement houses in New York during the late 1800’s. Riis’s ability to capture these images allowed him to reflect the moral environmentalist approach discussed by Alexander von Hoffman in The Origins of American Housing Reform. The idea that the mental and physical state of its inhabitants are directly correlated to the conditions found in the residential districts. For example, the image entitled The Baby’s Playground (Chen, 4), resonates