What Jacob Riis Did For The Progressive Era

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The objective is to bring attention to the need for better tenement houses and to enforce proper hygiene. Summary/Background Information: Jacob Riis, the third of fifteen children, came into this world in Ribe, Denmark on May 3, 1849. He worked as a carpenter in Copenhagen before he immigrated to the United Sates in 1870. The conditions in the lodging houses were awful, that Riis vowed to get them closed. He did get them closed Reform Movement Career and Contributions: • What Jacob Riis did for the Progressive Era was he wrote books (How the Other Half Lives) (1890), Out of Mulberry Street (1898), The Battle with the Slum (1902), and Children of the Tenement (1903), orchestrated lectures and organized rallies and support for the relief of…show more content…
He liked it because he used it to help him with exposing the evils of the tenement houses and how there should be light in dark tenement hall ways. Memorable Quote: “The world forgets easily, too easily, what it does not like to remember.” -Jacob A. Riis Bibliography page “Jacob Riis Biography”. National Park Service. National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, 26 Feb. 2015. “Jacob Riis Biography”. 21 Nov. 2017. https://www.nps.gov/gate/learn/historyculture/jacob-riis-biography.htm “Jacob August Riis Quotes”. Goodreads. Goodreads. 21 Nov. 2017. https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19420.Jacob_A_Riis “Jacob Riis: Revealing “How the Other Half Lives”. Library of Congress. Library of Congress. “Jacob Riis: Revealing “How the Other Half Lives”. 21 Nov. 2017. https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/jacob-riis/riis-and-reform.html John Simkin, “Jacob Riis”. Spartacus Educational. Spartacus Educational. “Jacob Riis”. Nov. 21. 2017. http://spartacus-educational.com/USAriis.htm Phillip Pickering, “Jacob Riis in the Progressive Era”. Prezi. Prezi. “Jacob Riis in the Progressive Era.” Nov. 21. 2017.
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