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The slum is the enemy of the home. Because of it the chief city of our land came long ago to be called “The Homeless City.” When this people comes to be truly called a nation without homes there will no longer be any nation.
Introduction
Jacob
Riis
The Battle with the Slum
 
Jacob A. Riis
 
How the Other Half Lives together with its sequel Battle with the Slum reveal through Riis’s sensationalist prose and photography the appalling living conditions in the Lower East Side of turn-of-the-century New York City.
 
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CONTENTS
Preface   Introduction   Bibliographic Record   Illustrations   Subject Index
NEW YORK: MACMILLAN COMPANY, 1902
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000
 
 
  1. Battling against Heavy Odds
  2. The Outworks of the Slum Taken
  3. The Devil’s Money
  4. The Blight of the Double-Decker
  5. Druv into Decency
  6. The Mills Houses
  7. Pietro and the Jew
  8. On whom shall we shut the Door?
  9. The Genesis of the Gang
  10. Jim
  11. Letting in the Light
  12. The Passing of Cat Alley
  13. Justice to the Boy
  14. The Band begins to play
  15. Neighbor” the Password
  16. Reform by Humane Touch
  17. The Unnecessary Story of Mrs. Ben Wah and her Parrot


 
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