Primary Document #2:Jacob Riis describes life in the Tenements (1890) Primary Source Documents with Reading Questions | primary article based on tenements in 1800 |
Jacob Riis describes life in the Tenements (1890) Speaking of America: Volume II since 1865 by Laura A. Belmonte During the massive urban migration of the late nineteenth century, slums developed i...


Annotations: Jacob Riis wrote a book called "How the Other Half Lives". This books main concern was about tenement housing and the unfairness of it. He talks about how the government should help out and give people stuff like social security. He describes how unsanitary they was and how they should be more clean. He talked about how the poor people shouldnt be that poor.

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