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From NPR, "Jacob Riis: Shedding Light On NYC's 'Other Half,'" by Robert Siegel, on 30 June 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. Imagine it's 1888. New York City. The Lower East Side is the most densely populated place on Earth: Block after...
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This was required reading for my social studies degree way back in the early 1960s.
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