Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8 mar. 2016 - 464 pagini
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.
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Photographed in the late 1880s by Richard Hoe Lawrence, one of Riis's under studies Tenement cut a way from James McCabe's Lights and Shadows. Police station lodgers, photographed by Jacob Riis, late 1880s East Side lodging house of a ...
Note cellars, saloon, roof garden, catwalk, as well as the rich variety of domestic dramas o A survey cited by Jacob Riis in the 1890s distinguished. Tenement interior circa 1905: making the best of a bad situation.
A survey cited by Jacob Riis in the 1890s distinguished between the respective dangers of single tenements and double-deckers: the mortality rate for the First Ward, for example, was 29.08 per thousand in the former case and 61.97 per ...
Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, prompted by Jacob Riis, finally shuttered all such rooms on February 15, 1896, but no provisions were made for the accommodation of their former tenants—and this was the dead of winter.
Many laws passed after 1890 are the direct result of the campaign of Jacob Riis, through his journalism, books, and photographs. As a one-man band of social reform, Riis altered the outlook of the whole city, and eventually the nation.
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