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    • How the Other Half Lives

    • By: Jacob Riis
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How the Other Half Lives was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class. How The Other Half Lives quickly became a landmark in the annals of social reform.

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    • A Masterpiece Recovered

    • By Nelson Alexander on 01-16-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How the Other Half Lives

    • Studies Among the Tenements of New York
    • By: Jacob A. Riis
    • Narrated by: Chris Matthews
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1890, this is the classic indictment of slum life, written by one of the most famous reformers of the 19th century. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York explained not only the living conditions in New York slums, but also in the sweatshops in some tenements that paid workers only a few cents a day.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Is There a Santa Claus?

    • By: Jacob A. Riis
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Francis P. Church was the editor who brought us Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus. As memorable as this editorial was, there is another that fits the same mold and conveys incredible heart and care. This is just such an editorial that bears all the marks of great storytelling. If you’ve never been exposed to Is There a Santa Claus?, this could become a cherished tradition. Performed by Glenn Hascall.

    Regular price: $7.13