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The Battle with the Slum

The Battle with the Slum

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Splendid sequel to author's 1902 classic, How the Other Half Lives. Compelling real-life tales, accompanied by rare photographs and engravings, report on the status of living conditions among New York City's poor and exploited, including successful efforts to demolish breeding grounds of cri ...more

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Jacob August Riis was a American journalist. This Christian helped the impoverished in New York City; those needy were the focus of much of his writing. In his youth in Denmark he read Dickens and J.F. Cooper; his works exhibit the story-telling skills acquired under the tutelage of many English-speaking writers....more