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Jane Addams.

By: Slavicek, Louise C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women of Achievement: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2011Description: 1 online resource (127 p.).ISBN: 9781438138473.Subject(s): Hull House (Chicago, Ill.) -- Juvenile literature | Social workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jane Addams: HumanitarianDDC classification: 361.92 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; 1: "The Highest of Possibilities of the Human Spirit"; 2: Her Father''s Daughter; 3: An Educated Woman; 4: Searching for Useful Work; 5: The Founding of Hull House; 6: America''s Foremost Woman; 7: Saint Jane Becomes Controversial; 8: Final Years And Legacy; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Further Resources; Picture Credits; Index; About the Author
Summary: The daughter of a prosperous Illinois businessman, Jane Addams longed to do something meaningful with her life, yet found herself shut out of most professions because of her gender. In 1889, she decided to use her inheritance from her late father to help found the pioneering settlement house, Hull House, where she and a dedicated staff of volunteers, most of them college-educated women like herself, lived and worked among some of Chicago''s most destitute residents. Through works likes this, Addams became one of the most celebrated women in U.S. history. A tireless social and political reformer, feminist, and antiwar activist, Addams was also the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Learn more about her inspiring life in Jane Addams.
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Cover; Contents; 1: "The Highest of Possibilities of the Human Spirit"; 2: Her Father''s Daughter; 3: An Educated Woman; 4: Searching for Useful Work; 5: The Founding of Hull House; 6: America''s Foremost Woman; 7: Saint Jane Becomes Controversial; 8: Final Years And Legacy; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Further Resources; Picture Credits; Index; About the Author

The daughter of a prosperous Illinois businessman, Jane Addams longed to do something meaningful with her life, yet found herself shut out of most professions because of her gender. In 1889, she decided to use her inheritance from her late father to help found the pioneering settlement house, Hull House, where she and a dedicated staff of volunteers, most of them college-educated women like herself, lived and worked among some of Chicago''s most destitute residents. Through works likes this, Addams became one of the most celebrated women in U.S. history. A tireless social and political reformer, feminist, and antiwar activist, Addams was also the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Learn more about her inspiring life in Jane Addams.

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