Twenty Years at Hull-House: Centennial Edition


Addams's account about the founding and development of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among those in need.

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Addams's account about the founding and development of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among those in need.

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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.
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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451527394
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Signet Classics Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 430,348
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction: Jane Addams Constructs Herself and Hull-House 1
Growing Up in the Gilded Age 4
The Nature and Purpose of Memoir 11
Twenty Years at Hull-House in Place and Time 15
Inside Hull-House 18
Jane Addams and the Progressive Era 31
Pt. 2 The Document 39
Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes 41
Pt. 3 Related Documents 207
1 Hull-House Weekly Program, March 1, 1892 207
2 "Hull-House," New England Magazine, July 1898 219
3 "The Concentration of Wealth: Its Economic Justification," The Independent, 1902 225
4 "An Oft-Told Tale" and "The Lamb Tags on to the Lion," The New York Call, April 25, 1912 and August 11, 1912 229
5 "If Men Were Seeking the Franchise," Ladies' Home Journal, June 1913 232
6 "Racial Consequences of Immigration," The Century Magazine, February 1914 238
7 I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl 243
An Addams Chronology (1860-1935) 253
Selected Bibliography 259
Index 263
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