The Making of an American
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The Making of an American

By Jacob A. (Jacob August) Riis
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Riis was born in Denmark in 1849, a carpenter by trade, he emigrated to America in 1870. After a period of unemployment and poverty he became crime reporter for the New York Tribune conssistently presenting the poor as victims of rather than the makers of their fate. A pioneer of flash photography, he later became associated with "muck raking" journalism. He wrote and lectured on the poor and published over a dozen books.

Table of Contents
  • TO THE READER
    • J. A. R.
  • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I THE MEETING ON THE LONG BRIDGE
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • CHAPTER I
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER IV
    • CHAPTER V
    • CHAPTER VI
    • CHAPTER VII
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • CHAPTER IX
    • CHAPTER X
    • CHAPTER XI
    • CHAPTER XII
      • CHAPTER XIII
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • CHAPTER XV
    • CHAPTER XVI
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