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The Other Half

The Life of Jacob Riis and the World of Immigrant America

by Tom Buk-swienty and Annette Buk-Swienty

Hardcover, 331 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |

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The Other Half
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The Life of Jacob Riis and the World of Immigrant America
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Tom Buk-swienty and Annette Buk-Swienty

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A revisionist portrait of the late-nineteenth-century social reformer draws on previously unexamined diaries and letters to trace his immigration to America, work as a police reporter for the New York Tribune, and pivotal contributions as a muckraker and progressive.

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