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Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy

Author: Louise W Knight
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography, covering the first half of Addams's life, reveals in detail her development as a political activist and social philosopher--we observe the powerful mind of a woman encountering the radical ideas of her age. Addams, a child of a wealthy family, longed for a life of larger purpose. After receiving an inheritance, she moved to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Jane Addams; Jane Addams; Jane Addams; Jane Addams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louise W Knight
ISBN: 0226446999 9780226446998 0226447006 9780226447001
OCLC Number: 58788922
Description: xvi, 582 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: The given life, 1860-88. Self-reliance, 1822-60 --
Three mothers, 1860-73 --
Dreams, 1873-77 --
Ambition, 1877-81 --
Failure, 1881-83 --
Culture, 1883-86 --
Crisis, 1886-88 --
Part II: The chosen life, 1889-99. Chicago, 1889 --
Halsted Street, 1889-91 --
Fellowship, 1892 --
Baptism, 1893 --
Cooperation, 1893-94 --
Claims, 1894 --
Justice, 1895 --
Democracy, 1896-98 --
Ethics, 1898-99 --
Afterword: Scholarship and Jane Addams.
Responsibility: Louise W. Knight.
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