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Twenty Years at Hull House

Twenty Years at Hull House

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"Twenty Years at Hull House" is the story of the Hull House settlement by its founder Jane Addams. The settlement movement, which gained popularity first in London at the end of the 19th century, soon spread to the United States and was principally involved in improving the lives of the urban poor by providing opportunities for higher education and essential social

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"Twenty Years at Hull House" is the story of the Hull House settlement by its founder Jane Addams. The settlement movement, which gained popularity first in London at the end of the 19th century, soon spread to the United States and was principally involved in improving the lives of the urban poor by providing opportunities for higher education and essential social services. Hull House, one of the most famous of the "settlement houses", was located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago and was run by Jane Addams until her death in 1935. "Twenty Years at Hull House" is an important narrative of the settlement movement in the United States, which contributed significantly to the advancement of poor and working class peoples.

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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)

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ISBN-13:
9781596250888
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2011
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NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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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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