Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How the Other Half Lives

In my senior year high school history class, we read the book by Jacob Riis with this title.  How the Other Half Lives.  It took a candid look at the harsh conditions in the immigrant tenements of New York City in the late 1800’s.  The conditions were deplorable, really and truly appalling.  Squalor at an inhumane level.  Filthy, putrid, unsanitary, over-crowded, congested, stifling, unhealthy, abhorrently degrading conditions.  Worse still, the only escape