The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 1: Preparing to Lead, 1860-81

Mary Lynn Bryan, Barbara Bair, Maree de Angury, Jane Addams
University of Illinois Press, 2010年10月1日 - 704 頁
Filling a void in Jane Addams scholarship, this first volume of The Selected Papers of Jane Addams collects extant documents from the formative years of the major American historical figure, intellectual, social activist, and author. Documenting the early development of Addams's social principles, the documents reveal the leadership skills that led her into a life of public commitment.

For all her public compassion and visibility as an outspoken pacifist, Progressive reformer, and founder of Hull-House, Addams was an intensely private person who revealed her personal side only to family and close friends. Drawing on letters, diaries, and other writings from her childhood in Cedarville, Illinois, and her education at the Rockford Female Seminary, this volume provides heretofore unavailable insight into her developing ideas, educational experiences, and personal relationships.

More than just biographical records, The Selected Papers of Jane Addams defines the era in which Addams lived. Unique yet representative of the spiritual ideals and political sensibilities of post-Civil War women and society, Addams's lesser-known, personal writings are necessary reading for scholars and historians. The volume explores important themes, including the migration of families westward, the first generation of college women, and the religious and domestic lives of nineteenth-century Americans. The editors' rich annotation of individuals and events featured in the documents and appendix of biographical profiles represent a trove of primary research and place the documents in historical context.


關於作者 (2010)

Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, editor of the Jane Addams Papers in the Department of History at Duke University, led the team of editors that produced The Jane Addams Papers: A Comprehensive Guide. She is also coeditor, with Allen F. Davis, of 100 Years at Hull-House and former curator of the Jane Addams Hull-House at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Barbara Bair is associate editor of the Jane Addams Papers in the Department of History at Duke University and a historian in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. A longtime documentary editor and specialist in social movements, she is the author of Though Justice Sleeps: African Americans, 1880-1900 and an editor of the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers. Maree de Angury has worked on the Jane Addams Papers Project for more than a decade and is a member of the editorial team that produced The Jane Addams Papers: A Comprehensive Guide.