Unformatted text preview: Lytle show how people like Riis viewed the urban poor when they stated that even Riis “Struggled to maintain a distinction between the ‘vicious’ classes of beggars, tramps and thieves, and the working poor who made the slum their home because they had no other choice.” These examples show how the Photographs of Jacob Riis revealed assumptions about 19 th century America and truly showed “How the Other Half Lives.” 1) Davidson and Lytle, After the Fact, The Art of Historical Detection, 1 st ed. (New York, Alfred A. Knopf inc. 1982) 213. 2) Eric Foner, Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty: An American History, vol. 2, 2nd ed., (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2008) 567-568 3) Davidson and Lytle, After the Fact, The Art of Historical Detection, 1 st ed. (New York, Alfred A. Knopf inc. 1982) 219...
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