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1 Riis, Jacob A. The Children Of The Poor
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1905 Reprint Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book Illustrated 
Boards all but detached, hanging by a few threads on the front inner hinge, boards bumped, rubbed, shelf worn and watermarked. 300 pp text browned but not brittle. 37 black & white illustrations and many old photographs by V. Perard. initialed. many drawings, titled but no signatures. Frontispiece, "Saluting the Flag," sig. V. Perard, tissue guarded. Tenements, saloons, and streets -- How did children survive the perils of New York City slums? When this book appeared in 1892, it shocked the privileged class. The evidence of misery and greed was undeniable. The author, Jacob Riis, was a muckraker and social documentary photographer. His exposé includes stories of survival, child abuse and neglect, orphans and outcasts. He wrote about the sorrows and joys of the "?little toilers," and gave a resolute account of child labor at the expense of an education. The Children of the Poor is a companion to Riis' bestseller How the Other Half Lives. The pair of books inspired social reforms during the Progressive Era. 
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