Jane Addams

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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

Jane Addams Hull House Museum Website

Jane Addams Peace Association Website

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

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library, Gwendolyn Brooks Building

"I am sure that anything we can do to widen the circle of enlightenment and self-development is quite as rewarding to those who do it as to those for whom it is done." - Jane Addams

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 for Purchase and at Your Library

Democracy and Social Ethics: And Other Essays

ISBN: 0403008247
Release Date: 1902-06

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Newer Ideals of Peace

ISBN: 0252073452
Release Date: 2007-01-15

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The Spirit Of Youth And The City Streets (1912)

ISBN: 054858835X
Release Date: 2007-10-02

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Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes

ISBN: 0486457494
Release Date: 2008-04-04

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A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil

ISBN: 0548011575
Release Date: 2007-07-25

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Women at The Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results

ISBN: 0252071565
Release Date: 2003-09-17

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The Long Road of Woman's Memory

ISBN: 0252027094
Release Date: 2001-11-07

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Peace and Bread in Time of War

ISBN: 0252070933
Release Date: 2002-07-24

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The Excellent Becomes the Permanent

Release Date: 1932-01-01

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My Friend, Julia Lathrop

ISBN: 0252071689
Release Date: 2004-01-22

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Literary Awards

In 1990, her name was engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures.

External Links

Jane Addams on WorldCat

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