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How the Other Half Lives
Second EditionJacob A. Riis; Edited by David Leviatin©2011
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This edition of How the Other Half Lives remains as conscientious as possible to the original 1890 photo-text by Jacob Riis, which highlights the problems of tenement housing, immigration, urban life, and work at the beginning of the Progressive era.
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Table of Contents
A Note about the Text and Images
List of Map and Illustrations
PART ONE. INTRODUCTION: Framing the Poor – The Irresistibility of How the Other Half Lives
The Flash: Jacob Riis Discovers Light
The American Scene: The Search for Order
How the Other Half Looks: Interpreting Riis’s View of Poverty
How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York
PART THREE. RELATED DOCUMENTS
1. Jacob A. Riis, The Other Half and How They Live: Story in Pictures, November 9, 1891
2. Six Illustrations from the 1890 Edition of How the Other Half Lives
A Jacob A. Riis Chronology (1849–1923)
Questions for Consideration