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Book Report On How the Other Half Lives By Jacob A Riis John Kerrington October 23 1994 The following report is based on the book How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A Riis Without a doubt the lives endured by the immigrants who came to America toward the end of the 19th century was full of misery and tribulations They came from Europe and from all walks of life in search of the American dream only to have those dreams shattered upon their arrival Many so-called agents had sponsored the arrival of many immigrants with the promise of good jobs a descent place to live and an overall improvement in their quality of life Those who were sponsored were met at the port and swiftly taken to the misery that waited them Their agents were landlords and bankers that took hold of their vulnerabilities and put them to work in the very shanty homes he rented out to them Their first taste of American treachery had soon been realized The immigrants that came on their own had no better fate than those who were awaited on American shores They too were poor working class people lusting for a piece of the infamous pie the Industrial Revoluti on was churning Soon enough New York City was saturated with a population which it could not house and so the early development of the tenement began The genesis of the tenement began around 1812 When the rumble of the American Industrial Revolution began to resonate in Europe thousands upon thousands of immigrants began to land on American shores Most of the immigrants who crossed shores were poor peasants in their native countries with very little skill or education Having been shunned from social mobility and prosperity in their native land they sought
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