Children of the Tenements

Children of the Tenements

eBook - 1903
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<span>Jacob Riis&rsquo; <i>Children of the Tenements </i>deals with the smallest and most vulnerable people in the tenements: young children. The stories in the collection are based off of Riis&rsquo; 25 years of working as a police reporter in and around the slums. In his work, Riis documented the living conditions of those who lived in great poverty. <br /><br />Many of these stories were first printed in the newspaper <i>The Evening Sun, Century Magazine,</i> the<i> Churchman </i>and various other periodicals. Though Riis does take some liberties in his tales, he assures readers in the "Preface" that &ldquo;none of the stories are invented.&rdquo; He describes his faithfulness to the reality of the lives of the people living in the slums saying they are &ldquo;fresh from the life of the people.&rdquo; This collection of stories also includes images that illustrate the 29 stories contained in the book. &nbsp;</span>
Publisher: New York : The MacMillan Company, 1903
Characteristics: 1 online resource (405 p.)

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