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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

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    One evidence I used was how tenement life was before Jacob Riis and other reformers patched things up. Living in tenements was extremely unformatable. Tenements were dirty and crowded. Another evidence I used was how Jacob Riis fought for city dwellers. He wrote books and took picture and published them so the public can see exactly what city dwellers went through. My third piece of evidence is that our life is significantly better than the life of city dwellers in the late 1800s. These three evidence

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    Jacob Riis - Riis was most famous for being a journalist and photographer. He photographed and wrote about the poor people in New York who lived on the Lower East Side in the slums and tenements. He had a book published in 1890 called How the Other Half Lives. He wrote this book so that attention would be brought on the poor and their living conditions in hopes that people would help them. He got the attention of Theordore Roosevelt, who was police commissioner at the time. Roosevelt and Riis

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    Jacob Riis was a Danish immigrant, who ventured to New York on June 5th, 1870, from Ribe, Denmark. Originally, he wanted to be a carpenter, against his father’s wishes of him working in a literary-based field, yet after completion of his apprenticeship in Copenhagen, he found very few job opportunities in the region which his hometown was located in(Yochelson and Czitrom, pp. 3–4). After facing discouragement with this lack of employment, he immigrated to the United States. During this time, many

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    In Riis’ novel “How the other half lives”, Riis intends to expose the harsh conditions that the families of New York were being housed in. While doing so, he rights all of what he finds in his journal. Riis first fills in some informational background about the history of New York tenements, which once belonged to some of the city’s most luxurious families. As industrialization increased over the course of the nineteenth century, the rising rates of immigration of both rural and urban areas that

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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

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    Essay Questions for How the Other Half Lives: The book I chose for my book review is How the Other Half Lives by Jacobs Riis. Jacob Riis was a Danish American journalist who was considered a “mudrucker” and had a hobby of documenting certain things with photographs. He is actually considered one of the fathers of photography because he incorporated flash. His book demonstrated the horrible living conditions of poor people by writing and photographing the tenements that they lived in. The purpose

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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

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    The book The Other Half: The Life of Jacob Riis and the World of Immigrant America by Tom Buk-Swienty details the life of photo journalist Jacob Riis. Riis, who started his life in America as a poor immigrant, was a journalist who was prominently known in New York for his work with the tenement housing. Throughout his life, Riis dedicated himself to helping the poor by acting as a voice for them. Through his writing and photographs, Riis was able to inform the public about the wretched lifestyle

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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

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