“Description of Tenement Buildings”

Jacob A. Riis. From How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, 1890.

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In this passage, social reformer Jacob Riis describes the cramped conditions of a New York City tenement, the type of apartment in which new immigrants and the poor typically lived.

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Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title Description of Tenement Buildings
Short Title Description of tenement buildings, 1890
Book Title How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
Place of Publication New York
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons
Creator Jacob A. Riis
Publication Date 1890
Pages pp. 18-20
Call Number I 30851 .74
Location General Collections 2nd floor