Twenty Years at Hull-House

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University of Illinois Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 283 pages
One of the most important books ever written in the Unites States, Twenty Years at Hull-House remains a classic because it addresses large questions of human destiny and social justice in terms that are as relevant today as they were one hundred years ago.'Kathryn Kish Sklar, author of Catherine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity
 

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Written in the early 1900s, this is the story of the beginnings of Social Services in America. Jane Addams tells not only about her experiment with Hull House, but about her philosophy of what social ... Read full review

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Jane Addams was one of those remarkable rare creatures, a true citizen of the world. She used her intelligence and humanity to assist disadvantaged people in Chicago to develop intellectually ... Read full review

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Contents

EARLIEST IMPRESSIONS
3
INFLUENCE OF LINCOLN
15
BOARDINGSCHOOL IDEALS
27
THE SNARE OF PREPARATION
40
FIRST DAYS AT HULLHOUSE
54
THE SUBJECTIVE NECESSITY FOR SOCIAL SETTLEMENTS
67
SOME EARLY UNDERTAKINGS AT HULLHOUSE
77
PROBLEMS OF POVERTY
92
TOLSTOYISM
151
PUBLIC ACTIVITIES AND INVESTIGATIONS
164
CIVIC CO÷PERATION
180
THE VALUE OF SOCIAL CLUBS
197
ARTS AT HULLHOUSE
213
ECHOES OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
229
SOCIALIZED EDUCATION
244
Notes
259

A DECADE OF ECONOMIC DISCUSSION
105
PIONEER LABOR LEGISLATION IN ILLINOIS
117
IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN
136

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James Hurt is professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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