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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.
It was hard to understand the 19th century language but still an interesting read. I wish the photos were largerPublished 14 days ago by LizzyKate
The effect that "How the Other Half Lives" had on the amelioration of urban poverty cannot be over-emphasized. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Larry Benjamin
Its nonfiction writing style is very dated, which makes it a bit comical at its own expense for modern readers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles
This book was a detailed, and ground breaking investigation into the worst unregulated capitalism can bring us. I highly recommend this book as a standard for all classrooms.Published 3 months ago by John
The book is a good insight into how some of the poorer people in our country live and relate to things around them.Published 4 months ago by Eric C. Davis
This book represents a famous undertaking by Jacob Riis. Mr. Riis's work was instrumental in creating changes in living environments that still affect us today (think a bedroom... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeffrey R
This is an excellent book, filled with amazing historical information. I liked learning how the varied cultures lived within their own realms, and within the city as a whole. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lorri M.
Jacob Riis's book How The Other Half Lives, written in 1890, remains an outstanding example of the importance of investigative journalism and the continued vitality of the Fourth... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gordon Hastings
This edition is full of typos, many of which render entire sentences illogical. The whole thing is awkwardly formatted, as if the editor had no concept that the information was... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Evander