Summary Of How The Other Half Lives By Jacob Riis

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The Keen-eyed and Keen-nosed Danish immigrant, Jacob A. Riis, a reporter for the New York Sun, shocked middle-class Americans in 1890 with How the Other Half Lives, in which he presented what would become familiar themes and images, most notably that of the dirty, and dangerous tenement house; documented the living and working conditions of the poor. Jacob Riis’ work were so meaningful and powerful, most middle and upper class Americans just didn't understand the kind of culture shock that many immigrants experienced; not merely the language obstacles, but the total atrocity and outrage of the place. If you came from a small town or even a city in Europe and arrived in New York, it was totally different from anything you'd experienced; bigger,