Essays Tagged: "Jacob Riis"

The way photography was used as a method of persuasion in America

uch an immense social change. In 1890, soon after it became possible to print photographs in books, Jacob Riis included pictures in his influential work on housing reform. Jacob A. Riis was the first ...

(8 pages) 178 3 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What did Jacob A. Riis' photographs said about the East Side Slums and the life of immigrants?

considered any hardships they suffered due to their own personal shortcomings. However, journalist Jacob A. Riis showed the harsh working and living conditions of New York City slums through his powe ... tions. Others were able to begin businesses using their own craft, as depicted in one photograph by Jacob A. Riis. The photograph shows two immigrant men working as shoemakers in a less than adequate ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Jacob Riis: How The Other Half Lives

slowly being replaced by greed, envy, anger and complacency. In his book How The Other Half Lives, Jacob Riis examines how the lack of social responsibility by the elite of society, civil servants an ... ief, Riis depicts the social rot that was taking place because of a basic lack of human compassion. Jacob Riis also brings to light the segregation that was perpetuated by the lack of social responsib ...

(7 pages) 127 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Urbanization of the Late Nineteenth Century

people who benefited, which was what separated the rich from the poor entirely in American society.Jacob Riis was a social reformer who wrote a book that described the conditions of immigrant ghettos ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Riis, Jacob

roved the many lives of others and his unselfish acts convinced others that he's a hero with heart. Jacob A. Riis was an American journalist, photographer, and social reformer. He helped improve the l ... looked back upon him? How did the people after his time view Riis? The photographic work of Jacob Riis was overlooked until 1947, when Alexander Alland, a photographer, made excellent enlargem ...

(2 pages) 1088 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A description of the immigrants struggle to adjust to the American culture in the 19th century.

They did not make enough wages to afford anything remotely close to comfortable living. However, as Jacob Riis states, this does not corrupt immigrants, however it "is a powerful argument for the opti ...

(4 pages) 26 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Susan Sontag's claim it is clear that photography limits people's interpretation of the world.

. This claim I false because pictures rang from people in complete destitution as seen by photos of Jacob Riis to people having a good time on vacation. Because of this diverse collection of pictures, ... f people were under. This also helps improve our understanding of the world. By examining photos by Jacob Riis it is clear that images were taken of people's homes. By showing unsanitary conations, on ...

(2 pages) 13 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Industrial Revolution

made to fit only two people comfortably. In some situations whole families lived in a single room. Jacob Riis, a well-known social reformer quoted: 'Look into any of these houses; every where's the s ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers