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Jacob Riis and Progressive Reform

Date: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (EST)

How did urban poverty and immigration give rise to Progressivism? What can we learn about poverty, urbanization, and immigration by considering Riis's first-hand accounts of them, both verbal and photographic? How did Riis use photography as an instrument for political advocacy? What was the importance of Riis's How the Other Half Lives as a document of Progressive reform?

Professor of American Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
National Humanities Center Fellow
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