The Battle with the Slum
The Battle with the Slum. 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.
American journalist JACOB AUGUST RIIS (1849-1914) was the man for whom the term muckraker was coined. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Jacob Riis was a crusading her whose exposes of the living and working conditions of the New York City poor during the late nineteenth century inspired that generation of American journalists known as the Muckrakers
Jacob Riis was a crusading her whose exposes of the living and working conditions of the New York City poor during the late nineteenth century inspired that generation of American journalists known as the Muckrakers. He was uncompromising in his commitment to his work, regarding journalism as a noble profession in an era when few others did. One of 16 children born to a part-time reporter in Ribe, Denmark, Riis emigrated to the United States as a young man and worked for a while as a carpenter. He got a job writing for the South Brooklyn News in 1874.
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The slum complaint had been chronic in all ages, but the great changes which the nineteenth century saw, the . Three times since the war that absorbed the nation's energies and attention had the slum confronted us in New York with its challenge.
The slum complaint had been chronic in all ages, but the great changes which the nineteenth century saw, the new industry, political freedom, brought on an acute attack which put that very freedom in jeopardy. Too many of us had supposed that, built as our commonwealth was on universal suffrage, it would be proof against the complaints that harassed older states; but in fact it turned out that there was extra hazard in that.
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Jacob A. Riis (1849-1941), pioneer of social documentary photography and journalism, occupies a singular position in the history of social journalism. Jacob A. Riis spent his life bringing to light the societal effects of urban decay and poverty in 19th century America. His exploration of the squalor found in Lower East Side tenements was groundbreaking.
Start by marking The Battle with the Slum as Want to Read . This book, from 1902, is certainly less larded with casual racism and ethnic stereotypes than his last book, "How the Other Half Lives" (1890), and that does make it seem a little more trustworthy and a little more reasonable.
Start by marking The Battle with the Slum as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. And while his other book carried an almost apocalyptic tone, shrilling warning of the perils of the unchurched, "unsexed," and unwashed masses, this book, from 1902, is generally hopeful, and describes the numerous reform attempts to house and wash those masses.
Splendid sequel to author's 1902 classic, "How the Other Half Lives. Compelling real-life tales, accompanied by rare photographs and engravings, report on the status of living conditions among New York City's poor and exploited, including successful efforts to demolish breeding grounds of crime and the removal from power of Boss Tweed and the Tammany organization.
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