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Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes

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In 1889, while many Americans were disdainful of newly arrived immigrants, Jane Addams established Hull-House as a refuge for Chicago's poor. The settlement house provided an unprecedented variety of social services. In this inspiring autobiography, Addams chronicles the institution's early years and discusses the ever-relevant philosophy of social justice that served as its foundation.

Addams, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for her philanthropic work, explains her motives for creating the institution and outlines its main activities. She also discusses many of her beliefs, including the need for commitment of federal agencies to services for immigrants, as well as socialized education. Filled with observations on everyday life, accounts of practical action, and prescriptions for public policy, Twenty Years at Hull-House remains a rich source of provocative social theory. This edition of Addams's classic of American intellectual and social history features more than 50 illustrations.

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In 1889, while many Americans were disdainful of newly arrived immigrants, Jane Addams established Hull-House as a refuge for Chicago's poor. The settlement house provided an unprecedented variety of social services. Addams's inspiring autobiography chronicles the institution's early years and discusses the ever-relevant philosophy of social justice that served as its foundation.

Table of Contents

Preface

I. Earliest Impressions

II. Influence of Lincoln

III. Boarding-School Ideals

IV. The Snare of Preparation

V. First Days at Hull-House

VI. Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements

VII. Some Early Undertakings at Hull-House

VIII. Problems of Poverty

IX. A Decade of Economic Discussion

X. Pioneer Labor Legislation in Illinois

XI. Immigrants and Their Children

XII. Tolstoyism

XIII. Public Activities and Investigations

XIV. Civic Coöperation

XV. The Value of Social Clubs

XVI. Arts at Hull-House

XVII. Echoes of the Russian Revolution

XVIII. Socialized Education

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486457499
Author:
Addams, Jane
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Illustrator:
Hamilton, Norah
Author:
Hamilton, Norah
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women social reformers -- United States.
Subject:
Hull House (Chicago, Ill.) - History
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
51
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.72 lb

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In 1889, while many Americans were disdainful of newly arrived immigrants, Jane Addams established Hull-House as a refuge for Chicago's poor. The settlement house provided an unprecedented variety of social services. Addams's inspiring autobiography chronicles the institution's early years and discusses the ever-relevant philosophy of social justice that served as its foundation.
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