The Education of Jane Addams

The Education of Jane Addams

by Victoria Bissell Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081221952X

ISBN-13: 9780812219524

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title

The Education of Jane Addams traces, with unprecedented care, Addams's three-decade journey from a privileged prairie girlhood through her years as the competent spinster daughter in a demanding family after her father's death to her early seasoning on the Chicago reform scene. It weaves

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title

The Education of Jane Addams traces, with unprecedented care, Addams's three-decade journey from a privileged prairie girlhood through her years as the competent spinster daughter in a demanding family after her father's death to her early seasoning on the Chicago reform scene. It weaves her spiritual struggles with Christianity into her political struggles with elitism and her emotional struggles with intimacy. Finally, it reveals the logic of her journey to Chicago and makes biographical sense of the political and personal choices she made once she arrived there. The founder of Chicago's Hull-House and, later, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom is portrayed here as a complicated young woman who summoned the energy to pursue public life, the honesty to admit her own arrogance, and the imagination to see joy in collective endeavor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812219524
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Politics and Culture in Modern America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Self-Made Man
2. The Predominant Elements of Her Character
3. Sober, Serious, and Earnest
4. Bread Givers
5. My Relations to God and the Universe
6. Cassandra
7. Claims So Keenly Felt
8. Scenes Among Gods and Giants
9. Never the Typical Old Maid
10. Some Curious Conclusions
11. The Subjective Necessity for the Social Settlement
12. Power in Me and Will to Dominate
13. The Luminous Medium
14. Unity of Action
15. What We Know Is Right

Epilogue

Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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