Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes

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Signet Classic, 1999 - History - 308 pages
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Adams, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her philanthropic work, tells of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums at the turn of the century in this Signet classic. This new edition features an Afterward by Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, who examines the current state of settlement houses in America.

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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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Jane Addams (1860-1935) was an American social reformer, social worker, philosopher, and activist in the women's suffrage movement. In 1899, she cofounded, with Ellen Gates Starr in Chicago, Hull House, the first settlement in the United States, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union in 1920. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1931 for her work in social reform. She is the author of two memoirs, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1910) and The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House (1930).

Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998) was a historian and widely regarded as an expert on US constitutional law and politics. He taught history at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College. A prolific author, Commager's most influential works include The American Mind: An Interpretation of American Thought and Character Since the 1880s and Empire of Reason: How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment.

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