Questions and answers
1. I'd like you to think about the underlying causes of the housing problem facing late 19th and early 20th-century city dwellers. How did Jane Addams and Friedrich Engels view a possible solution to these conditions differently from each other?
2. Tell us what you think about the role photojournalism and investigative reporting play in bringing attention to urban conditions within rapidly growing cities, both in the New York/London and Lagos examples. What are the different tones you've observed in the writings and photographs? Is there a medium or means by which these issues might be more effectively disseminated today? Provide an example and tell us why or why not.
3. What are some key differences and similarities between how housing and labor functioned in 19th/early 20th century New York and 21st century Lagos? What aspect of housing or work did you find most valuable in the Lagos article and why?