How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

Jacob A. RIIS (1849 - 1914)

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle class. The title of the book is a reference to a phrase of François Rabelais, who wrote in Pantagruel: "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives". (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History , Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Guero
00:01:50
Play 01 01 - Genesis of the Tenement Maggie Russell
00:16:13
Play 02 02 - The Awakening Lee Ann Howlett
00:10:02
Play 03 03 - The Mixed Crowd Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:09
Play 04 04 - The Down Town Back-Alleys Part 1 MaryAnn
00:14:24
Play 05 05 - The Down Town Back-Alleys Part 2 MaryAnn
00:17:14
Play 06 06 - The Italian in New York Phil Chenevert
00:11:06
Play 07 07 - The Bend Phil Chenevert
00:25:46
Play 08 08 - A Raid on the Stale-Beer Dives Matthew Reece
00:15:16
Play 09 09 - The Cheap Lodging-Houses Parrot17
00:19:12
Play 10 10 - Chinatown Parrot17
00:22:21
Play 11 11 - Jewtown Phil Chenevert
00:25:37
Play 12 12 - The Sweaters of Jewtown Phil Chenevert
00:29:55
Play 13 13 - The Bohemians - Tenement House Cigarmaking Phil Chenevert
00:21:28
Play 14 14 - The Color Line in New York Phil Chenevert
00:19:02
Play 15 15 - The Common Herd Part 1 Lee Ann Howlett
00:18:50
Play 16 16 - The Common Herd Part 2 Phil Chenevert
00:14:34
Play 17 17 - The Problem of the Children Matthew Reece
00:14:17
Play 18 18 - Waifs of the City's Slums Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:01
Play 19 19 - The Street Arab mevans
00:22:20
Play 20 20 - The Reign of Rum ashleighjane
00:10:24
Play 21 21 - The Harvest of Tares Guero
00:30:57
Play 22 22 - The Working Girls of New York Guero
00:16:38
Play 23 23 - Pauperism in the Tenements Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:26:18
Play 24 24 - The Wrecks and the Waste Lee Ann Howlett
00:16:40
Play 25 25 - The Man with the Knife ashleighjane
00:07:27
Play 26 26 - What Has Been Done Phil Chenevert
00:25:47
Play 27 27 - How the Case Stands Phil Chenevert
00:26:35
Play 28 28 - Appendix Guero
00:19:47