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

Overview
Works: 393 works in 1,057 publications in 4 languages and 20,766 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Honoree, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Artist, Editor, Other
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 )

81 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Theodore Roosevelt : the citizen by Jacob A Riis( Book )

69 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Theodore Roosevelt i årene 1858-1900, før han blev USAs præsident
The battle with the slum by Jacob A Riis( Book )

56 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,229 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
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,063 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
The children of the poor by Jacob A Riis( Book )

50 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the other half lives; studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

27 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a detailed picture of what life in the slums of New York was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offers suggestions for easing the lot of the poor
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 583 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 548 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 2013 in English and Newari and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Mulberry Street by Jacob A Riis( Book )

26 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 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
The peril and the preservation of the home : being the William L. Bull lectures for the year 1903 by Jacob A Riis( Book )

9 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructive and preventive philanthropy by Joseph Lee( Book )

9 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old town by Jacob A Riis( Book )

13 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by Jacob Riis chronicles the history of the Van Riepen family
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York : with related documents by Jacob A Riis( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbors : life stories of the other half by Jacob A Riis( Book )

15 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poor in great cities by Robert Archey Woods( Book )

8 editions published between 1895 and 1896 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of poverty was an issue taken up by many interested in human rights and social reform. This book contains writings from a variety of authors and examines the lives of the poor and reform efforts to try to help those living in poverty
Is there a Santa Claus? by Jacob A Riis( Book )

11 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover Jacob Riis' lighter side with Is There a Santa Claus? This is the perfect book for inquisitive children
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the other half lives by Jacob A Riis( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the Other Half Lives was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class. How The Other Half Lives quickly became a landmark in the annals of social reform. Riis documented the filth, disease, exploitation, and overcrowding that characterized the experience of more than one million immigrants. He helped push tenement reform to the front of New York's political agenda, and prompted then-Police
 
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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 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

ជេកខប រីស

ジェイコブ・リース

Languages
English (541)

Danish (5)

Swedish (1)

Newari (1)

Covers
Theodore Roosevelt : the citizenThe battle with the slumHow the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New YorkThe children of the poorHow the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New YorkRediscovering 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 : studies among the tenements of New York : with related documents