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The student understands how the "second industrial revolution" changed the nature and conditions of work


Urban Crisis: Fire and Water
Resource Type: E-Seminar

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Telegraphs and Building Codes

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Volunteers Oppose Professionalization

How the Other Half Lives
Resource Type: Primary Source
Newspaper reporters, such as Jacob Riis (1849–1914), played an instrumental role in exposing the destitution and misery of New York's immigrant and working-class neighborhoods.

Resource Type: Primary Source
Since 1873, New York has had fireboxes on its streets.

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