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Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August) 1849-1914

Overview
Works: 391 works in 1,391 publications in 7 languages and 27,810 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Short stories  Catalogues raisonnés  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Composer, Honoree, Other, Editor, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: HV4046.N6, 301.441
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Most widely held works by Jacob A Riis
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

194 editions published between 1889 and 2017 in English and held by 4,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic account of slum conditions in New York City was first published in 1890, without photographs. New Yorkers read with horror that three-quarters of the residents of their city were housed in tenements and that in those tenements rents were substantially higher than in better sections of the city. A full and detailed picture of what life in those slums was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offered suggestions for easing the lot of the poor
The battle with the slum by Jacob A Riis( Book )

57 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, improve conditions in schools, tenements and on playgrounds; and the removal from power of Boss Tweed and the Tammany organization. Of vital interest to anyone concerned with urban renewal and the plight of the city's poor at the turn of the century. -- Publishers description
The children of the poor by Jacob A Riis( Book )

65 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Jacob Riis' main priorities in documenting slum life was to bring attention to the children living there. The Children of the Poor tells the story of tenement life for the tenement's youngest inhabitants
Children of the tenements by Jacob A Riis( Book )

37 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering Jacob Riis : exposure journalism and photography in turn-of-the-century New York by Bonnie Yochelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rediscovering Jacob Riis Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom offer a fresh look at the Progressive-era social reformer, journalist, and pioneer photographer who publicized the conditions of the desperately poor in turn-of-the century New York. Drawing on a wide range of archival, photographic, and manuscript sources, the book reassesses Jacob Riis's career and influence as a crusader for improved housing, as a prototypical muckraking journalist, and as a precursor of documentary photography. Czitrom explores Riis's reporting and activism within the gritty specifics of Gilded Age New York: its new immigrants, its political machines, its fiercely competitive journalism, its evangelical reformers, and its labor movement. Yochelson presents the first thorough study of Riis's photographs, reevaluating Riis's significance at a critical juncture in the history of photography."--Jacket
Jacob Riis revisited; poverty and the slum in another era by Jacob A Riis( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the author's works
A ten years' war : an account of the battle with the slum in New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Newari and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Mulberry Street by Jacob A Riis( Book )

26 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True stories about the lives and homes of the poor in New York, selected from the author's newspaper and magazine stories
Nibsy's Christmas by Jacob A Riis( Book )

18 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas
Constructive and preventive philanthropy by Joseph Lee( Book )

11 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the other half lives : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Jacob A Riis( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark 1890 expose of the squalid living conditions of New York's urban poor is presented in an edition that includes background and commentary by Riis's contemporaries as well as later critical appraisals
Jacob A. Riis : revealing New York's other half : a complete catalogue of his photographs by Bonnie Yochelson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danish-born Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914) found success in America as a reporter for the New York Tribune, first documenting crime and later turning his eye to housing reform. As tenement living conditions became unbearable in the wake of massive immigration, Riis and his camera captured some of the earliest, most powerful images of American urban poverty"--Jacket
Hero tales of the far North by Jacob A Riis( Book )

24 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and Icelandic and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an homage to his homeland, Jacob Riis documents the contributions of great Scandinavians in Hero Tales of the Far North. Discover who Riis himself looked up to in this book
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York : with related documents by Jacob A Riis( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of an American by Jacob A Riis( Book )

77 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Jacob A. Riis who was born in Ribe, Denmark, son of Niels Edward and Caroline B. Lundholm Riis. He came to New York in 1870 and was a prominent journalist and reformer. He married Elizabeth Nielsen
Neighbors : life stories of the other half by Jacob A Riis( Book )

16 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a Santa Claus? by Jacob A Riis( Book )

11 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover Jacob Riis' lighter side with Is There a Santa Claus? This is the perfect book for inquisitive children
The other half ... revisited( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines Riis's original photographs with the social vision of contemporary photographers: Margaret Morton, Eli Reed and Fred Conrad. Explores similarities and contrasts between 1890s and 1990s
Jacob Riis by Jacob A Riis( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob A. Riis : photographer & citizen by Jacob A Riis( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photographs from the Riis family's private collection (later given to the Museum of the City of New York) on the immigrant slums of New York City. Captions come from Riis' own writings. Alland can be credited somewhat for reviving historical interest in Riis' photographs."
 
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How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York
Alternative Names
Jacob A. Riis

Jacob A. Riis Amerikaans schrijver

Jacob A. Riis amerikansk skribent og fotograf

Jacob A. Riis Dansk-amerikansk skribent og fotograf

Jacob August Riis

Jacob August Riis US-amerikanischer Fotograf

Jacob Augustus Riis

Jacob Riis Amerikaans schrijver

Jacob Riis amerikansk författare och fotograf

Jacob Riis amerikansk skribent og fotograf

Jacob Riis biografía, fotoperiodista y reformador social danés-estadounidense, conocido porque utilizó su talento como fotógrafo y periodista para ayudar a los menos afortunados en la ciudad de Nueva York

Jacob Riis photographe américain

Riis, Jacob

Riis Jacob 1849-1914

Riis, Jacob A.

Riis, Jacob A. 1849-1914

Riis, Jacob August.

Riis, Jacob August 1849-1914

Riis, Jacob Augustus

Riis, Jacob Augustus 1849-1914

Riis, Jakob A. 1849-1914

Riss, Jacob August

Риис, Якоб Август

ג'ייקוב ריס

جاكوب ريس

ژاکوب ریس عکاس و نویسنده آمریکایی

리스, 야콥 A. 1849-1914

리스, 제이컵 A. 1849-1914

ជេកខប រីស

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The battle with the slumThe children of the poorChildren of the tenementsRediscovering Jacob Riis : exposure journalism and photography in turn-of-the-century New YorkA ten years' war : an account of the battle with the slum in New YorkHow the other half lives : authoritative text, contexts, criticismHero tales of the far NorthHow the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York : with related documents