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American Heroine : the Life and Legend of Jane Addams (00 Edition)

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Books about Jane Addams — founder of Hull House, social reformer, suffragist, pacifist, and one of the most greatly admired women in American history — come and go, but Allen Davis's account of her life, work, and ideas remains the standard biography.

Review:

"Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams, but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman." William L. O'Neill

Review:

"A truly outstanding and detailed biography!" Midwest Book Review

Synopsis:

Books about Jane Addams founder of Hull House, social reformer, suffragist, pacifist, and one of the most greatly admired women in American history come and go, but Allen Davis's account of her life, work, and ideas remains the standard biography. A distinguished work of scholarship, mature, incisive....Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman. William L. O'Neill. The first book that systematically and persuasively separates the real woman from the myth. It will be indispensable to anyone interested in the subject or the period. Rosemarie Scherman, New York Times Book Review. An important work, especially valuable for its cultural analysis and its sane, careful approach to the biographer's task. Alonzo L. Hamby, History. Detailed and well researched, this account...is the best thing written on Jane Addams I have seen. Doris Grumbach, New Republic. An impressively researched, perceptive biography. Gertrude Benson, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Synopsis:

Books about Jane Addams--founder of Hull House, social reformer, suffragist, pacifist, and one of the most greatly admired women in American history--come and go, but Allen Davis's account of her life, work, and ideas remains the standard biography. Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams, but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman. --William L. O'Neill. With a new Introduction by the author.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566632966
Introduction:
Davis, Allen F.
Author:
Davis, Allen F.
Introduction by:
Davis, Allen Freeman
Introduction:
Davis, Allen Freeman
Introduction:
Davis, Allen F.
Author:
Davis, Allen Freeman
Author:
Davis, Allen F.
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago, IL :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women social reformers
Subject:
Women social workers
Subject:
Women social reformers -- United States.
Subject:
Addams, Jane
Subject:
Biography-Political
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.04x5.45x1.06 in. .85 lbs.

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Product details 380 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566632966 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams, but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman."
"Review" by , "A truly outstanding and detailed biography!"
"Synopsis" by , Books about Jane Addams founder of Hull House, social reformer, suffragist, pacifist, and one of the most greatly admired women in American history come and go, but Allen Davis's account of her life, work, and ideas remains the standard biography. A distinguished work of scholarship, mature, incisive....Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman. William L. O'Neill. The first book that systematically and persuasively separates the real woman from the myth. It will be indispensable to anyone interested in the subject or the period. Rosemarie Scherman, New York Times Book Review. An important work, especially valuable for its cultural analysis and its sane, careful approach to the biographer's task. Alonzo L. Hamby, History. Detailed and well researched, this account...is the best thing written on Jane Addams I have seen. Doris Grumbach, New Republic. An impressively researched, perceptive biography. Gertrude Benson, Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Synopsis" by , Books about Jane Addams--founder of Hull House, social reformer, suffragist, pacifist, and one of the most greatly admired women in American history--come and go, but Allen Davis's account of her life, work, and ideas remains the standard biography. Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams, but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman. --William L. O'Neill. With a new Introduction by the author.
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