Forty Years at Hull-House

Being "Twenty Years at Hull-House" and "The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House"

Author: Jane Addams,Lillian D. Wald

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social history

Page: 921

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Twenty Years At Hull House

Author: Jane Addams

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419100086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 6740

I suppose all the children who were born about the time of the Civil War have recollections quite unlike those of the children who are living now. Although I was but four and a half years old when Lincoln died, I distinctly remember the day when I found on our two white gateposts American flags companioned with black.

Twenty Years at Hull-House

A Brief History with Documents

Author: Victoria Bissell Brown

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 131910472X

Category: History

Page: 208

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This new edition of?Twenty Years at Hull-House highlights the importance of Jane Addams as an early leader of the Progressive movement. Addams's narrative of life in an immigrant urban neighborhood provides students with an entry into the ideology of the Progressive era and the tenets of social activism.? The revised, more concise, introduction provides a brief biographical sketch of Addams, outlines the convictions and decisions that led her to found Hull-House, highlights the political philosophy that guided her reform efforts, and traces Addams's defense of her efforts to protect immigrants and those on the political margins from indiscriminate police prosecution. New related documents incorporate a diverse range of voices, including the memoir of an immigrant from Belarus who frequented Hull-House, an editorial by an Italian-American that felt out of place in America, and a letter from an African-American lawyer committed to fighting oppression. Readers of the revised edition will also find an updated bibliography and new questions for consideration.

Twenty Years at Hull House

Author: Jane Addams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543100716


Page: 210

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Twenty Years at Hull House, by the acclaimed memoir of social reformer Jane Addams, is presented here complete with all sixty-three of the original illustrations and the biographical notes. A landmark autobiography in terms of opening the eyes of Americans to the plight of the industrial revolution, Twenty Years at Hull House has been applauded for its unflinching descriptions of the poverty and degradation of the era. Jane Addams also details the grave ill-health she suffered during and after her childhood, giving the reader insight into the adversity which she would re-purpose into a drive to alleviate the suffering of others. The process by which Addams founded Hull House in Chicago is detailed; the sheer scale and severity of the poverty in the city she and others witnessed, the search for the perfect location, and the numerous difficulties she and her fellow activists encountered while establishing and maintaining the house are detailed. Eventually, after years of work, Hull House became a shining example of how intervention in the poorest slums could have remarkable results for the families concerned. Children who regularly attended Hull House enjoyed education and opportunities for creativity. Many went on to experience a prosperous adulthood thanks to the skills and tutoring they gained at the house. Today, Jane Addams is held as a great example of a pioneering spirit, whose social work and social assistance were greatly inspiring to the reforming administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The model Addams established with Hull House was imitated widely; by 1922, over five-hundred settlement houses had been founded across the United States.

Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Author: Louise W. Knight

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039308048X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7046

In this landmark biography, Jane Addams becomes America's most admired and most hated woman—and wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Jane Addams (1860-1935) was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such possibilities for women. In this fresh interpretation, the first full biography of Addams in nearly forty years, Louise W. Knight shows Addams's boldness, creativity, and tenacity as she sought ways to put the ideals of democracy into action. Starting in Chicago as a co-founder of the nation's first settlement house, Hull House—a community center where people of all classes and ethnicities could gather—Addams became a grassroots organizer and a partner of trade unionists, women, immigrants, and African Americans seeking social justice. In time she emerged as a progressive political force; an advocate for women's suffrage; an advisor to presidents; a co-founder of civil rights organizations, including the NAACP; and a leader for international peace. Written as a fast-paced narrative, Jane Addams traces how one woman worked with others to make a difference in the world.

A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil

Author: Jane Addams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090365

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Published in 1912 on the heels of Twenty Years at Hull-House and at the height of Jane Addams's popularity, A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil assesses the vulnerability of the rural and immigrant working-class girls who moved to Chicago and fell prey to the sexual bartering of what was known as the white slave trade. Addams offers lurid accounts–-drawn from the records of Chicago's Juvenile Protection Association–-of young women coerced into lives of prostitution by men who lurked outside hotels and sweatshops. Because they lacked funds for proper recreation, Addams argues, poor and socially marginalized women were susceptible to sexual slavery, and without radical social change they would perhaps be "almost as free" as young men. In addition to promoting higher wages and better living conditions, Addams suggests that a longer period of public education for young women would deter them from the dangers of city life. Despite its appeal to middle–class readers eager for tales of sexual excess and the rape of innocence, the press and prominent intellectuals criticized A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil for being disproportionately hysterical to its philosophical weight. Katherine Joslin's introduction considers the controversial reactions to the book and the circumstances of its publication. Behind the sensationalism of the narratives, Joslin locates themes including the commodification of sex and the importance of marriage for young women.

Ashes Under Water

The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015524

Category: History

Page: 320

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The untold story of the worst disaster on the Great Lakes in U.S. History. On July 24th, 1915, Chicago commuters were horrified as they watched the SS Eastland, a tourism boat taking passengers across Lake Michigan, flip over while tied to the dock and drown 835 passengers, including 21 entire families. Rockefeller, Morgan, and Carnegie had bought into the ship business in the Midwest, creating a boom market and a demand for ships that were bigger, longer, faster. The pressure-filled and greedy climate that resulted would be directly responsible for the Eastland disaster and others. As dramatic as the disaster was, the subsequent trial was even more so. The public demanded justice. When the immigrant engineer who was being scapegoated for the accident was left out to dry by the ship’s owners, penniless and down-on-his-luck Clarence Darrow decided to take his case. The defense he mounted, which he was too ashamed to even mention in his memoirs, would be even more shocking.


Author: Peggy Glowacki,Julia Hendry

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738533513

Category: History

Page: 127

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Offers a pictorial history of the famous settlement house founded in 1889 which offered a variety of community services, social activities, and educational opportunities to nourish the spirits and address the material needs of its working class neighborson the Near West Side of Chicago.

Jane Addams

A Writer's Life

Author: Katherine Joslin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252029233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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Jane Addams is best known for her groundbreaking social reforming and her work at Hull House. This book takes an expansive look at her creative writing and other areas of her life.

The Jane Addams Reader

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain,Jean Elshtain

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465012299

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Jane Addams was a prolific and elegant writer. Her twelve books consist largely of published essays, but to appreciate her life work one must also read her previously uncollected speeches and editorials. This artfully compiled collection begins with Addams's youthful Junior Class Oration on women as "Breadgivers," features thoughtful examinations of topics as diverse as "Tolstoy and Gandhi" and "The Public School and the Immigrant Child," and even includes popular essays on "The Subtle Problems of Charity," from The Atlantic Monthly, and "Need a Woman Over Fifty Feel Old?" from Ladies' Home Journal. Along with the writings themselves, Elshtain's insightful commentary offers powerful evidence of Addams's remarkable ability to frame social problems in an ethical context, her unwillingness to succumb to ideological dogma, her political courage, and her lifelong devotion to civic and moral life.

Death at Hull House

Author: Frances McNamara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0984067639

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 3105

Emily Cabot is expelled from the University of Chicago, and finds work at Jane Addams's Hull House. A man is murdered in the parlor, and Emily must determine whether one of her colleagues is responsible, or whether the murder is revenge for a family tragedy. As a smallpox epidemic rages through Chicago, Emily finds herself in jeopardy from both the deadly disease and a killer.

Feminist Interpretations of Jane Addams

Author: Maurice Hamington

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036931

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

View: 8077

"A collection of articles that address Jane Addams (1860-1935) in terms of her contribution to feminist philosophy and theory through her work on culture, art, sex, society, religion, and politics"--Provided by publisher.

The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets

Author: Jane Addams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press


Category: History

Page: 162

View: 5042

An American social worker's early twentieth-century examination of the child's need for imaginative play and the community's responsibility to provide recreation and prevent crime, drug addiction, and moral corruption