How the Other Half Lives (Paperback)

By Jacob A. Riis, David Leviatin

Bedford Books, 9780312574017, 299pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2010

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This edition of How the Other Half Lives remains as faithful as possible to the original famed 1890 photo-text addressing the problems of tenement housing, immigration, and urban life and work at the beginning of the Progressive era created by Jacob Riis's.

About the Author

DAVID LEVIATIN (Ph.D., Harvard) has taught American studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Rhode Island, and Charles University in Prague. In addition to the publication of numerous articles, Leviatin is the author of Prague Spring: Notes and Voices from the New World (1993) and Followers of the Trail: Jewish Working-Class Radicals in America (1989). He is also a freelance photographer whose photos have appeared in several major publications including the New York Times Magazine.