|Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives - Book covers |
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Towards the end of the nineteenth century in the United States Jacob Riis (1849-1914) and Lewis Hine (1874-1940) were committed to social change. When Jacob Riis published his first book, How the Other Half Lives on the overcrowded New York slums in 1890 it was a damning statement on societal ills. The book included seventeen halftone illustrations from photographs and a further nineteen hand drawings.
PhVDetroit Publishing Co.: New York - Mulberry Bend (ca. 1900)
The journalist and novelist Stephen Crane (1871-1900) published Maggie: A Girl of the Streets in 1893 and the following year he wrote the article Experiment in Misery when he dressed as a bum and spent a night in a flophouse.
- Λ For the books by Jacob A. Riis - Jacob A. Riis, 1890, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons); Jacob A. Riis, 1892, The Children of the Poor, (London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company)
- Λ Stephen Crane, 1893, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, (Self-published); Stephen Crane, 1986, Maggie, a Girl of the Streets: And Other Short Fiction, (A Bantam classic)
- Λ Stephen Crane, April 1894, "An Experiment in Misery", New York Press
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