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Twenty Years at Hull-House: by Jane Addams / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
Table of Contents
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
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
An Addams Chronology (1860–1935)
What People are Saying About This
"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."
"For the helpless, young and old, for the poor, the unlearned, the strangers, the despised, we have urged understanding and injustice."