The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 2: Venturing into Usefulness, 1881-88, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, Barbara Bair
University of Illinois Press, Dec 21, 2009 - Social Science - 808 pages
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Venturing into Usefulness, the second volume of The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, documents the experience of this major American historical figure, intellectual, social activist, and author between June 1881, when at twenty-one she had just graduated from Rockford Female Seminary, and early 1889, when she was on the verge of founding the Hull-House settlement with Ellen Gates Starr. During these years she was developing into the social reformer and advocate of women's rights, socioeconomic justice, and world peace she would eventually become. She evolved from a high-minded but inexperienced graduate of a women's seminary into an educated woman and seasoned traveler well-exposed to elite culture and circles of philanthropy._x000B__x000B_Artfully annotated, The Selected Papers of Jane Addams offers an evocative choice of correspondence, photographs, and other primary documents, presenting a multi-layered narrative of Addams's personal and emerging professional life. Themes inaugurated in the previous volume are expanded here, including dilemmas of family relations and gender roles; the history of education; the dynamics of female friendship; religious belief and ethical development; changes in opportunities for women; and the evolution of philanthropy, social welfare, and reform ideas.
  

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Contents

List of Illustrations
xiii
Acknowledgments
xvii
Introduction
xxv
Editorial Method
xli
Abbreviations and Symbols
xlvii
PART 1 Fitted for a Life of Usefulness 188183
1
PART 2 A Feverish Search after Culture 188385
195
PART 3 Social Lessons 188586
385
PART 4 Discovering a Useful Way 188788
477
Addams Family Genealogical Chart
633
Bibliography
637
Index
689
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Barbara Bair is the associate editor of The Jane Addams Papers Project, an historian in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, and the author of Though Justice Sleeps: African Americans, 1880-1900.

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