What made How the Other Half Lives such a successful call to arms on the part of the middle class? Your answer should draw on the text of How the Other Half Lives and the introductory material available on the blog Readings page.
Your response is due by Thursday, November 5th at 11 am.
Everyone should read p. 3-16 in the introduction to the Bedford edition (I will post these pages on the blog sometime this weekend) plus the introduction and chapter 1 of How the Other Half Lives (p. 59-68 in the Bedford edition).
Michelle & Stephanie: chapters 2-6
Kasey & Ashley: chapters 7-11
Chester & Gus: chapters 12-16
Krystle & Corey: chapters 17-21
Morgan, Shane, and Maria: chapters 22-appendix
Each group will be responsible for presenting a short summary of their chapters to the class, so keep track of key themes, telling examples, and puzzling points while you read. As usual, I’ll also post a blog question.
If you did not buy the book, the best online versions of it are: http://www.bartleby.com/208/ (fast interface but small pictures) or http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/outsidelink.html/http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:880973 (clunkier interface but bigger pictures). If you read it online, please bring a paper or electronic version of your chapters to class! It is critical you read an edition with the pictures.