Jacob Riis – An Energetic Gentleman

by Hypnotheis on February 28, 2011

Jacob August Riis emigrated from Denmark to America in 1870, when he was 21, seeking employment as a carpenter. He died in 1914 a personal friend of the president, Theodore Roosevelt.

Prof. Hasia Diner and Dr. Robert Cohen discuss ways for teachers to contextualize Jacob Riis’ photographs when teaching American immigration history.

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