Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes

Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes

by Jane Addams, Norah Hamilton
     
 

In 1889, while many Americans were disdainful of newly arrived immigrants, Jane Addams established Hull-House as a refuge for Chicago's poor. The settlement house provided an unprecedented variety of social services. In this inspiring autobiography, Addams chronicles the institution's early years and discusses the ever-relevant philosophy of social justice that served… See more details below

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In 1889, while many Americans were disdainful of newly arrived immigrants, Jane Addams established Hull-House as a refuge for Chicago's poor. The settlement house provided an unprecedented variety of social services. In this inspiring autobiography, Addams chronicles the institution's early years and discusses the ever-relevant philosophy of social justice that served as its foundation.

Addams, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for her philanthropic work, explains her motives for creating the institution and outlines its main activities. She also discusses many of her beliefs, including the need for commitment of federal agencies to services for immigrants, as well as socialized education. Filled with observations on everyday life, accounts of practical action, and prescriptions for public policy, Twenty Years at Hull-House remains a rich source of provocative social theory. This edition of Addams's classic of American intellectual and social history features more than 50 illustrations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252061073
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Series:
Prairie State Books Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents


Preface     v
Earliest Impressions     1
Influence of Lincoln     16
Boarding-School Ideals     29
The Snare of Preparation     43
First Days at Hull-House     58
Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements     74
Some Early Undertakings at Hull-House     85
Problems of Poverty     102
A Decade of Economic Discussion     116
Pioneer Labor Legislation in Illinois     129
Immigrants and Their Children     149
Tolstoyism     166
Public Activities and Investigations     180
Civic Cooperation     198
The Value of Social Clubs     218
Arts at Hull-House     236
Echoes of the Russian Revolution     255
Socialized Education     272

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