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Jane Addams was a prolific and elegant writer. Her twelve books consist largely of published essays, but to appreciate her life work one must also read her previously uncollected speeches and editorials. This artfully compiled collection begins with Addams's youthful Junior Class Oration on women as "Breadgivers," features thoughtful examinations of topics as diverse as "Tolstoy and Gandhi" and "The Public School and the Immigrant Child," and even includes popular essays on "The Subtle Problems of Charity," from ...
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Overview

Jane Addams was a prolific and elegant writer. Her twelve books consist largely of published essays, but to appreciate her life work one must also read her previously uncollected speeches and editorials. This artfully compiled collection begins with Addams's youthful Junior Class Oration on women as "Breadgivers," features thoughtful examinations of topics as diverse as "Tolstoy and Gandhi" and "The Public School and the Immigrant Child," and even includes popular essays on "The Subtle Problems of Charity," from The Atlantic Monthly, and "Need a Woman Over Fifty Feel Old?" from Ladies' Home Journal. Along with the writings themselves, Elshtain's insightful commentary offers powerful evidence of Addams's remarkable ability to frame social problems in an ethical context, her unwillingness to succumb to ideological dogma, her political courage, and her lifelong devotion to civic and moral life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465012299
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/7/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Just War Against Terror and Democracy on Trial, among other books. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
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Chronology of the Life of Jane Addams
Hull-House Firsts
A Return to Hull-House: Taking the Measure of an Extraordinary Life
Pt. 1 Introduction: "The Snare of Preparation" and the Creation of a Vocation 1
1 The Macbeth of Shakespeare 5
2 Bread Givers 8
3 Cassandra 10
4 The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements 14
5 The Objective Value of a Social Settlement 29
6 The Settlement as a Factor in the Labor Movement 46
7 The Subtle Problems of Charity 62
8 Final Relations 76
9 The Influence of Lincoln 88
10 The Snare of Preparation 100
Pt. 2 Introduction: Justice and Amelioration - Finding Democracy's Middle Way 114
11 Why the Ward Boss Rules 118
12 The Wrecked Foundations of Domesticity 125
13 The Thirst for Righteousness 136
14 Survivals of Militarism in City Government 147
15 A Modern Lear 163
16 Moral Education and Legal Protection of Children 177
17 Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions 196
18 The Chicago Settlements and Social Unrest 205
19 The Home and the Special Child 224
20 If Men Were Seeking the Franchise 229
21 The Public School and the Immigrant Child 235
22 Americanization 240
Pt. 3 Introduction: "Woman's Remembering Heart" : Bread-Giving, Peace-Making, and Sympathy as Political Forces 248
23 Women's Conscience and Social Amelioration 252
24 The Sheltered Woman and the Magdalen 264
25 Introduction (from The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House) 270
26 Aspects of the Woman's Movement 275
27 Contrasts in Post-War Generation 294
28 A Review of Bread Rations and Woman's Traditions 307
29 Personal Reactions in Time of War 316
30 Address of Miss Addams at Carnegie Hall (The Revolt Against War) 327
31 Women's Memories - Challenging War 341
32 Patriotism and Pacifists in Wartime 352
33 Friendship with Florence Kelley - National Conference of Social Work 365
Pt. 4 Introduction: Culture, Character, and the Power of Memory 376
34 Pen and Book as Tests of Character 379
35 Woman's Memories - Transmuting the Past, as Illustrated by the Story of the Devil Baby 382
36 Women's Memories - Reaction on Life, as Illustrated by the Story of the Devil Baby 392
37 A Personal Experience in Interpreting Memory 404
38 The Play Instinct and the Arts 416
39 Need a Woman over Fifty Feel Old? 432
40 Tolstoy and Gandhi 436
41 Our National Self-Righteousness 442
Bibliography of the Printed Works of Jane Addams 449
Index 475
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