Twenty Years at Hull-House

Twenty Years at Hull-House

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by Jane Addams
     
 

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The true story of one of America's greatest philanthropists

This is Jane Addams's graphic account of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums. Covering the years 1889 to 1909, a time when America was fired with fear of subversives and suspicion of foreigners, this book stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among the…  See more details below

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The true story of one of America's greatest philanthropists

This is Jane Addams's graphic account of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums. Covering the years 1889 to 1909, a time when America was fired with fear of subversives and suspicion of foreigners, this book stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among the immigrant settlers, the sweatshop toilers, the unwed mothers, the hungry, the aged, the sick, to show them the true concept of American Democracy.

* Jane Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her philanthropic work
* This new edition features an afterword by Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger which examines the current state of settlement houses in America

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Library Journal
The Turgenev standby gets a facelift for the 1990s, thanks to translator Katz, professor of Russian and director of the Center for Post-Soviet and East European Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The growing popularity of new translations of Russian classics, such as the recent Notes from Underground (Classic Returns, LJ 7/93), should induce interest in Turgenev's work. For public and academic libraries.
Booknews
Jane Addams' narrative of life in an immigrant urban neighborhood provides students with an introduction to issues of the Progressive era and the tenets of social activism. This teaching edition reduces Addams' text by about 35 percent, to focus on ideological underpinnings of the original work. Includes a brief biographical portrait of Addams, and outlines her convictions that led her to found Hull House. Includes related documents, with discussion questions, plus a chronology and b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451510792
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1961
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Frances Perkins
"Should be framed and revealed as the beauty of the cultural life and spiritual value of the immigrant at the time when nothing would so despised and unconsidered an American life as the foreigner."
Marian Parks
"For the helpless, young and old, for the poor, the unlearned, the strangers, the despised, we have urged understanding and injustice."

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