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 book 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. His books inspired social reforms during the Progressive Era.
This special edition includes new content, stark photos, and an in-depth subject index. It will appeal to readers interested in the history of child welfare, immigration, urbanization, or photojournalism.
Beautiful design, register of charities, notes, subject index, author biography, and resources for further study. Suitable for students and general readers.
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About the Author
Tanja Bekhuis, PhD, MLIS, MS, is a psychologist and information scientist. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Her company, TCB Research&Indexing LLC, specializes in the information, health, and social sciences. She also founded TCB Classics, which publishes nonfiction books of historical value.
Table of Contents
1. The Problem of the Children
2. The Italian Slum Children
3. In the Great East Side Treadmill
4. Tony and His Tribe
5. The Story of Kid Mcduff’s Girl
6. The Little Toilers
7. The Truants of Our Streets
8. What It Is That Makes Boys Bad
9. Little Mary Ellen’s Legacy
10. The Story of the Fresh Air Fund
11. The Kindergartens and Nurseries
12. The Industrial Schools
13. The Boys’ Clubs
14. The Outcast and the Homeless
15. Putting a Premium on Pauperism
16. The Verdict of the Potter’s Field
Register of Children’s Charities
About the Author
Resources for Further Study
Note to the Reader