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Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy : a life

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
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In this ... interpretation of the life and work of quintessential "public intellectual" Jane Addams (1860-1935), [the author] explores Addams's legacy thematically and chronologically, recounting Addams's embrace of "social feminism," her challenge to the usual cleavage between "conservative" and "liveral," and the growth of Chicago's famed Hull House into a thriving cultural and intellectual center.-Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Elshtain, Jean Bethke, 1941-
Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy.
New York : Basic Books, c2002
(OCoLC)606646795
Named Person: Jane Addams; Jane Addams; Jane Addams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Bethke Elshtain
ISBN: 0465019129 9780465019120 0465019137 9780465019137
OCLC Number: 47849464
Description: xxii, 329 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The snare of preparation --
2. One pilgrim's progress --
3. Imagining Hull-House --
4. The family claim and the social claim --
5. Compassion without condescension : the child and the city --
6. Woman's remembering heart --
7. Life has marked us with its slow stain : the war at home --
8. Solidarity which will not waver : Jane Addams in war and peace.
Responsibility: Jean Bethke Elshtain.
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This major new interpretive biography--by one of America's foremost public intellectuals--eloquently examines Jane Addams's cultural and political influence on her time and ours  Read more...

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