Life Stories of the Other Half

eBook - 1914
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<span>In <i>Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half, </i>Jacob Riis attempts to describe the lives of people who often went unnoticed in New York City at the turn of the century: tenement settlers, minorities and members of the working class. The stories in his book are based on his own experiences visiting and documenting the lives of those who lived in slum housing and other impoverished areas of the city. &nbsp;<br /><br />This collection contains 19 different stories with titles like &ldquo;The City&rsquo;s Heart,&rdquo; &ldquo;Our Roof Garden Among the Tenements&rdquo; and &ldquo;As Told by the Rabbi.&rdquo; Though each of the stories is only a few pages long, they are just long enough to provide a glimpse of what an impoverished life in New York City at the turn of the century would have been like. Also included in the collection are several illustrations to accompany Riis&rsquo; stories. </span>
Publisher: New York : The Macmillan Company, 1914
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 p.)
Additional Contributors: Benda, W. T. - Illustrator


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