Jane Addams

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General Information

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library Gwendolyn Brooks Building

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Name: Jane Addams

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois

Died: May 21, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: Jane Addams Hull House Museum Website

Image Credit: Portrait of Jane Addams from her book, Twenty Years at Hull-House, with Autobiographical Notes, 1912

Illinois Connection

Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois and was founder and long-time director of the Hull-House in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jane Addams, founder and long-time director of Hull-House, Chicago's pioneering social settlement house, wrote extensively on social issues. Her masterpiece, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1910), is both an autobiography and a history of Hull-House. She also wrote a sequel, The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House (1930), and a number of other books on social themes, including Democracy and Social Ethics (1902) and Newer Ideals of Peace (1907). She was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

Published Works

  • Democracy and Social Ethics, Macmillan, 1902
  • Newer Ideals of Peace, Chautauqua Press, 1907
  • The Spirit of Youth and City Streets, Macmillan, 1909
  • Twenty Years at Hull House, Macmillan, 1910
  • A New Conscience and An Ancient Evil, Macmillan, 1912
  • Women at the Hague, Macmillan, 1915
  • The Long Road of Woman's Memory, Macmillam, 1916
  • Peace and Bread in the Time of War, Macmillan, 1922
  • The Second Twenty Years at Hull House, Macmillan, 1930
  • The Excellent Becomes the Permanent, Macmillan, 1932
  • My Friend, Julia Lathrop, Macmillan, 1935

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012

External Links

Jane Addams on WorldCat


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