[COMPLETE] How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis - cm

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Post by Guero » October 15th, 2010, 1:39 pm

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, by Jacob Riis (1849 -1914).

This project is now complete and the files can be found at: http://librivox.org/how-the-other-half-lives-by-jacob-riis/
"How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle class." (Summary by Wikipedia)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    Source text: http://www.archive.org/details/howotherhalfliv00riisgoog Readers will read from sections arranged in Google Docs (links will be in the Magic Window).
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Last edited by Guero on November 5th, 2010, 1:31 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by CarlManchester » October 16th, 2010, 5:22 am

Hi Guero.

I'll be really happy to act as your MC for this project.

Thanks,
Carl.
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Post by Guero » October 16th, 2010, 5:26 am

Awesome! Thanks, Carl! I'll work on filling in the Section detail this weekend.

I'm looking forward to working with you on this. :D
John
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Post by CarlManchester » October 16th, 2010, 5:35 am

Great.

I noticed that there is a preface, even though it is quite short. Do you not want to include this?

Cheers,
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Post by Guero » October 16th, 2010, 5:39 am

Yikes! I can't believe I missed that. :oops: Thanks for catching it, Carl.

Edit: Yes, I'd like to include it. Could you please add a section to account for it? Thanks!
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Post by CarlManchester » October 16th, 2010, 5:55 am

No problem.
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Post by Guero » October 16th, 2010, 6:00 am

CarlManchester wrote:No problem.
Thanks!
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Post by Guero » October 16th, 2010, 7:21 am

I finished the MW sooner than I thought. Ready for readers. :mrgreen:
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Post by CarlManchester » October 16th, 2010, 7:22 am

Okay, moving across :D .
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Post by reecedawg » October 16th, 2010, 7:25 am

If you are open to claims, I'd like to read section 8 and section 17.
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Post by Guero » October 16th, 2010, 7:26 am

reecedawg wrote:If you are open to claims, I'd like to read section 8 and section 17.
Sections 8 & 17 are yours, reecedawg. Welcome to the project! :D
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Post by Guero » October 19th, 2010, 3:21 pm

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Post by CarlManchester » October 19th, 2010, 4:46 pm

Thought I may as well give it a listen. PL OK.
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Post by Guero » October 19th, 2010, 4:53 pm

CarlManchester wrote:Thought I may as well give it a listen. PL OK.
Thanks!
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Post by beanie75 » October 19th, 2010, 6:57 pm

Could I take Section 1? Maggie

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