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Riis, Jacob August

Pronunciation: /rēs/
(1849–1914), US journalist and social reformer; born in Denmark. A police reporter for the New York Tribune 1877–88 and the New York Evening Sun 1888–99, he was a crusader for parks, playgrounds, and improved schools and housing in urban areas. He wrote How the Other Half Lives (1890).

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