Please using the link below and read the article and


Please using the link below and read the article and answer the following questions. 250 words minimum.

Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives (1890)

                                                    Questions

How would you characterize Riis’ description of the living conditions of the urban working class in the late 19th c.? Give examples.

2. To what does Riis attribute the conditions? Do you think he exaggerates? Explain.

3. What, according to Riis, must happen to change the circumstances he describes? Was he being realistic in this? Explain.

4. Why would workers choose to live under such conditions? Did they really have a choice?

5. Was there a positive side to this situation? If so, what?

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