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How Many Others are There in the Other Half? Jacob Riis and the Tenement Population

Weinstein, Cindy (2002) How Many Others are There in the Other Half? Jacob Riis and the Tenement Population. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 24 (2). pp. 195-216. ISSN 0890-5495. doi:10.1080/0890549022000017869. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180828-104105052

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Abstract

How the Other Half Lives (1890) concerns itself with what Jacob Riis calls “the sea of a might population” (226), an immigrant population living in an unsanitary, economic, and spiritual wasteland. Rii’s reforms on behalf of the “other half” were propelled by his own experiences as an unemployed, homeless Danish immigrant forced to rely on New York’s charitable though uninhabitable lodging-houses. These personal experiences with the other half (indeed, as one of its members), however, resonated with an extremely wide audience.


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DOI:10.1080/0890549022000017869
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Official Citation:Cindy Weinstein (2002) How Many Others are There in the Other Half? Jacob Riis and the Tenement Population, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 24:2, 195-216, DOI: 10.1080/0890549022000017869
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