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How the Other Half Lives


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* List of Illustrations * Introduction by Alan Trachtenberg * Note on the Text * Chronology of Jacob A. Riis's Life How the Other Half Lives * Preface * Introduction * Genesis of the Tenement * The Awakening * The Mixed Crowd * The Downtown Back Alleys * The Italian in New York * The Bend * A Raid on the Stale-Beer Dives * The Cheap Lodging Houses * Chinatown * Jewtown * The Sweaters of Jewtown * The Bohemians--Tenement House Cigarmaking * The Color Line in New York * The Common Herd * The Problem of the Children * Waifs of the City's Slums * The Street Arab * The Reign of Rum * The Harvest of Tares * The Working Girls of New York * Pauperism in the Tenements

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Sam Bass Warner, Jr., is Visiting Professor of Urban History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alan Trachtenberg is Neil Gray, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Yale University.

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