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Jane Addams : spirit in action

Author: Louise W Knight
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Jane Addams (1860-1935) was one of the leading figures of the Progressive era. This "pragmatic visionary," as Knight calls her, is best known as the creator of Hull House, a model settlement house offering training, shelter, and culture for Chicago's poor. Addams also involved herself in a long list of Progressive campaigns. Her rhetorical skills as both speaker and writer made her internationally recognized as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jane Addams; Jane Addams; Jane Addams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise W Knight
ISBN: 9780393071658 0393071650
OCLC Number: 601093936
Description: xv, 334 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Dreamer --
Freedom seeker --
Activist --
Political ethicist --
Politician --
Dissenter --
Ambassador --
Postscript.
Other Titles: Spirit in action
Responsibility: Louise W. Knight.

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In this landmark biography, Jane Addams becomes America's most admired and most hated woman--and wins the Nobel Peace Prize.  Read more...

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