Twenty Years at Hull-House: by Jane Addams / Edition 1

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Overview

A new teaching edition of Twenty Years at Hull-House, this volume is an ideal way to introduce students to one of America’s most famous women and an early leader of the Progressive movement. Jane Addams’s original text has been reduced by about 35 percent, making it more accessible to undergraduates while maintaining the integrity of the original work. Her narrative of life in an immigrant urban neighborhood provides students with an entry into the ideology of the Progressive era and the tenets of social activism. The introduction provides a brief biographical sketch of Addams, outlines the decisions and conviction that led her to found Hull-House, and includes a vivid description of turn-of-the-century Chicago. Related documents include a description of life at Hull-House from the perspective of an immigrant who frequented it, an early review of Addams’s tale, and perspectives from other reformers. Useful apparatus includes photographs, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312157067
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 4/19/1999
  • Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 471,841
  • Product dimensions: 7.21 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Bissell Brown (Ph.D., UCSD) is associate professor of history and chair of gender and women's studies at Grinnell College. She is currently writing a biography of Jane Addams and has published articles on Addams's role in the woman suffrage movement and the Pullman strike. She has also written on female socialization, particularly in Los Angeles, at the turn of the century.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: JANE ADDAMS CONSTRUCTS HERSELF AND HULL-HOUSE

Growing Up in the Gilded Age

The Nature and Purpose of Memoir

Twenty Years at Hull-House in Place and Time

Inside Hull-House

Jane Addams and the Progressive Era

PART TWO: THE DOCUMENT

Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes

PART THREE: RELATED DOCUMENTS

1. Hull-House Weekly Program, March 1, 1892
2. Florence Kelley, "Hull House," New England Magazine, July 1898
3. William G. Sumner, LL.D., "The Concentration of Wealth: Its Economic Justification," The Independent, 1902
4. "An Oft-Told Tale" and "The Lamb Tags on to the Lion," The New York Call, April 25, 1912 and August 11, 1912
5. Jane Addams, "If Men Were Seeking the Franchise," Ladies' Home Journal, June 1913
6. Edward Alsworth Ross, "Racial Consequences of Immigration," The Century Magazine, February 1914
7. Hilda Satt Polacheck, I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl

APPENDICES

An Addams Chronology (1860-1935)
Selected Bibliography

Index

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