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Jane Addams : a biography

Author: James Weber Linn; Anne Firor Scott
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"James Weber Linn's life of this forceful public figure offers a rare glimpse of the private Addams, from her childhood and schooling through her first efforts in public service and her rise to a position of national influence. Linn's biography is based on Addams's personal papers, which she turned over to him before she died: files of her manuscripts, published and unpublished, along with all of her letters and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jane Addams; Jane / 1860-1935 Addams; Jane Addams
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Weber Linn; Anne Firor Scott
ISBN: 0252069048 9780252069048
OCLC Number: 42980213
Notes: Originally published: New York : Appleton-Century Co., 1935.
Description: xxvi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Jane Addam's father --
"Different" child --
Rockford college --
What shall she do? --
She finds a way --
Hull House begins --
Six women --
Ethics in politics --
Work for children --
Growth --
Widening influences --
Decade of writing --
Suffrage and progressivism --
Pacifism --
"Continuous meditation" --
Standing alone --
Congress of women --
Post-war reflections --
They come to praise --
Quiet years --
She goes in peace --
In retrospect.
Responsibility: James Weber Linn ; introduction by Anne Firor Scott.

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Jane Addams is most widely remembered as a founder of Hull House, but her social vision extended far beyond Chicago's Halsted Street. This title offers a glimpse of the private Addams, from her  Read more...

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