Jane Addams: Nobel Prize Winner and Founder of Hull House

Jane Addams: Nobel Prize Winner and Founder of Hull House

by Bonnie C. Harvey
     
 

Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize as a result of her involvement with the world peace movement in the early twentieth century. Highlighting Addams's lifelong determination to use her life productively and to help those less fortunate than herself, this book shows how Addams put her education and experiences to work in establishing… See more details below

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Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize as a result of her involvement with the world peace movement in the early twentieth century. Highlighting Addams's lifelong determination to use her life productively and to help those less fortunate than herself, this book shows how Addams put her education and experiences to work in establishing Chicago's Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in the United States, where she ran programs to assist the urban poor on a daily basis.

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Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A good, basic introductory biography of the author, social reformer, and humanitarian. Harvey's well-documented account tells the story of how a young girl from a privileged background chose to devote her life to helping poor workers and immigrants. It provides an adequate starting point for further research and lists longer works in the chapter notes and further reading that explore Addams's motivations, writings, and legacy in much more depth. Black-and-white photographs, maps, and quotes enliven the presentation.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766010949
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
Historical American Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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