SAT Subject US History Practice Question 569: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 569

10. Which of the following works would be most useful to a historian researching the living conditions of immigrants in New York City in the 1890s?

A. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
B. How the Other Half Livesby Jacob Riis
C. Theory of the Leisure Classby Thorstein Veblen
D. The Bloodhounds of Broadway by Damon Runyon
E. The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

How the Other Half Lives specifically addresses the living conditions of poor immigrants in New York City tenements. The Gangs of New Yorkalso deals with this subject, but in an earlier era.

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