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Twenty Years at Hull-House (Signet Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780451527394
ISBN10: 0451527399
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This is Jane Addams's graphic account of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums. Covering the years 1889 to 1909, a time when America was fired with fear of subversives and suspicion of foreigners, this book stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among the immigrant settlers, the sweatshop toilers, the unwed mothers, the hungry, the aged, the sick, to show them the true concept of American Democracy.

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Addams's account about the founding and development of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among those in need.

Synopsis:

Adams, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her philanthropic work, tells of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums at the turn of the century in this Signet classic. This new edition features an Afterward by Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, who examines the current state of settlement houses in America.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-298) and index.

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Erin Kendrick, January 7, 2011 (view all comments by Erin Kendrick)
This tiny little book took me months to get through and I could not usually read more than 10 or so pages in 1 sitting. But, it was very worth trudging through. It is dense, but it is so historically packed with info on the history of social services, labor movements, women's rights, immigration, poverty, democracy, grassroots organizing, and Chicago and the mid-west. The "settlement movement" as it is referred to in the book, encompasses the many social services that exist today, but highlights how they started, how needs were identified and how addressed. Seeing these projects start at such an individual level and seeing the compassion and concern that Addams had for her fellow citizens is awe inspiring. As a student of social work and sociology, a college attendee in the midwest, short time Chicago resident and a worker within social services, this was a great read for history info, inspiration, and a reminder of what we can accomplish.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451527394
Author:
Addams, Jane
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction:
Commager, Henry Steel
Foreword by:
Commager, Henry Steele
Foreword:
Commager, Henry Steele
Author:
Messinger, Ruth W.
Author:
Commager, Henry Steele
Afterword by:
Messinger, Ruth W.
Afterword:
Messinger, Ruth W.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Social service
Subject:
Women social reformers
Subject:
Social settlements
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Hull House (Chicago, Ill.) - History
Subject:
Social settlements -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 37
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.73x4.23x.61 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Addams's account about the founding and development of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among those in need.

"Synopsis" by , Adams, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her philanthropic work, tells of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums at the turn of the century in this Signet classic. This new edition features an Afterward by Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, who examines the current state of settlement houses in America.
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