by Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom
Hardcover, 268 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, List Price: $35 |
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Profiles the late-nineteenth-century photographer most remembered for his depictions of New York's urban poor at the height of European immigration, in a visual study that evaluates his work as a proponent of social reform.
June 30, 2008 Through photos and writings documenting poverty in New York City in the late 19th century, a Danish immigrant became a famous campaigner against slum housing. Two new books tell the story of Jacob Riis, a social reformer and natural showman.
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