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Jacob RIIS How the other half lives 1901

Jacob RIIS How the other half lives 1901

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This pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis focused on the plight of the poor in the Lower East Side, and greatly influenced future "muckraking" journalism. Riis mostly attributed the plight of the poor to environmental conditions, but he also divided the poor into two categories: deserving of assistance (mostly women and children) and undeserving (mostly the unemployed and intractably criminal). He wrote with prejudice about Jews, Italians, and Irish, and he stopped short of calling for government intervention. Still, the catalyst of his work was a genuine sympathy for his subjects, and his work shocked many New Yorkers.

This second edition published in 1901 is rare as the 1890 edition. Très bon état du corps de l'ouvrage et reliure parfaitement saine, usure d'usage de la couverture.

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  • Life Scene

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Editor :

Charles Scriner's sons

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Edition :

1st Edition

Binding :

Hard Cover, Originally without dustjacke

Size (in) :

5 x 7

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Price :

800.00 €

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