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Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His books include Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts.
I had to chose a book to read for my AP History Class, and I thouhgt this book would be very interesting; and it was.
In his book, How the Other Half Lives, Jacob A. Riis gives the reader a front row view of life in the tenements of New York City at the end of the 19th century.
When we read real life accounts and see pictures of people just like us in deplorable conditions, it is difficult for us to sit back and take no action.
excellent book for anyone who wants to know how the other half really lived.Published 11 days ago by Karen Brown
I really enjoyed this book. It's a really interesting look into New York's past and a great peek into the relationship between the poor and the rich in the 1880's, told through... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jimbob
As of late 2014, this Kindle copy is the correct version, with numerous good-resolution scans and proper OCR, resulting in searchable text. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Darren Leung
well I expected the photographs to be more clear and larger. maybe I expected too muchPublished 1 month ago by Deborah Mcneal
An oldie but a goodie. I found it when it was referenced on 'How we got to now' TV show. The pictures are clear and it's a real eye opener.Published 2 months ago by Kiwi in USA