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

Overview
Works: 320 works in 1,077 publications in 3 languages and 24,685 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Fiction  Biography  Bibliography  Catalogs  Christmas stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Photographer, Honoree, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
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 )
163 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic account of slum conditions in New York City was first published in 1890. Annotation. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty & degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. Famous journalistic record, exposing poverty and degradation of New York slums around 1900, by major social reformer. 100 striking and influential photographs. In How The Other Half Lives 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. In his book Riis gave 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
Theodore Roosevelt, the citizen by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
50 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography by Roosevelt's lifelong friend and co-worker
The battle with the slum by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
45 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 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 )
50 editions published between 1892 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children of the tenements by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
31 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rediscovering Jacob Riis : exposure journalism and photography in turn-of-the-century New York by Bonnie Yochelson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 584 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."--BOOK JACKET
A ten years' war : an account of the battle with the slum in New York by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
21 editions published between 1900 and 1979 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacob Riis revisited; poverty and the slum in another era by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of Mulberry Street by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
20 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of Mulberry Street - Stories of tenement life in New York City - The Original Classic Edition
Constructive and preventive philanthropy by Joseph Lee ( Book )
10 editions published between 1902 and 1906 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nibsy's Christmas by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
10 editions published between 1893 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of an American by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
73 editions published between 1901 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riis was born in Denmark in 1849, a carpenter by trade, he emigrated to America in 1870. After a period of unemployment and poverty he became crime reporter for the New York Tribune conssistently presenting the poor as victims of rather than the makers of their fate. A pioneer of flash photography, he later became associated with "muck raking" journalism. He wrote and lectured on the poor and published over a dozen books
The peril and the preservation of the home : being the William L. Bull lectures for the year 1903 by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
12 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How the other half lives : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 207 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
The old town by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
4 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hero tales of the far North by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
15 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neighbors : life stories of the other half by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
11 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Poor in great cities by Robert Archey Woods ( Book )
9 editions published between 1895 and 1896 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there a Santa Claus? by Jacob A Riis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1904 and 1922 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other half revisited the legacy of Jacob A. Riis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 69 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
 
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Alternative Names
Jacob A. Riis
Jacob August Riis
Riis, Jacob
Riis, Jacob 1849-1914
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Riis, Jacob August
Riis, Jacob August, 1849-1914
Riis, Jacob Augustus
Riis, Jacob Augustus, 1849-1914
Riis, Jakob A. 1849-1914
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Languages
English (687)
French (2)
German (1)
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