How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York cover

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - Genesis of the Tenement
3. 02 - The Awakening
4. 03 - The Mixed Crowd
5. 04 - The Down Town Back-Alleys Part 1
6. 05 - The Down Town Back-Alleys Part 2
7. 06 - The Italian in New York
8. 07 - The Bend
9. 08 - A Raid on the Stale-Beer Dives
10. 09 - The Cheap Lodging=Houses
11. 10 - Chinatown
12. 11 - Jewtown
13. 12 - The Sweaters of Jewtown
14. 13 - The Bohemians - Tenement-House Cigarmaking
15. 14 - The Color Line in New York
16. 15 - The Common Herd Part 1
17. 16 - The Common Herd Part 2
18. 17 - The Problem of the Children
19. 18 - Waifs of the City's Slums
20. 19 - The Street Arab
21. 20 - The Reign of Rum
22. 21 - The Harvest of Tares
23. 22 - The Working Girls of New York
24. 23 - Pauperism in the Tenements
25. 24 - The Wrecks and the Waste
26. 25 - The Man with the Knife
27. 26 - What Has Been Done
28. 27 - How the Case Stands
29. 28 - Appendix

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Summary

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) 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. The title of the book is a reference to a phrase of François Rabelais, who wrote in Pantagruel: "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives".