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Individual Author Record

General Information

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 on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=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.


Awards


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

Selected Titles At Your Library

A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil
ISBN: 9788893320948. OCLC Number: 956711092

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A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil was published in 1912 by Jane Addams. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions.

Forty years at Hull-House
ISBN: 9781293951354. OCLC Number: 949210526

Scholar's Choice,. .

My friend, Julia Lathrop /
ISBN: 0252071689. OCLC Number: 52251269

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"As one of the four members of the inner circle at Hull-House, Julia Lathrop played an instrumental role in the field of social reform for more than fifty years. Working tirelessly for women, children, immigrants, and workers, she was the first head of the federal Children's Bureau, an ardent advocate of women's suffrage, and a cultural leader. She was also one of Jane Addam's best friends. My Friend, Julia Lathrop is Addam's lovingly rendered biography of a memorable colleague and confidant"--

Newer Ideals Of Peace
ISBN: 9600040004818. OCLC Number: 1078557915

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Newer ideals of peace /
ISBN: 0252073452. OCLC Number: 60515004

University of Illinois Press,. .

Peace and bread in time of war /
ISBN: 0252070933. OCLC Number: 846496147

University of Illinois Press,. .

Peace and bread in time of war,
ISBN: 0824002458. OCLC Number: 416347

Garland Pub.,. .

The excellent becomes the permanent.
ISBN: 0836914880. OCLC Number: 65559

Books for Libraries Press. .

The long road of woman's memory /
ISBN: 0252027094. OCLC Number: 46790981

University of Illinois Press,. .

"Wild rumors of a Devil Baby in Hull-House brought a flood of curiosity-seekers to Jane Addams's door. To her surprise, many of the most adamant about seeing the Devil Baby were older, working-class, immigrant women." "These women, as a rule rather withdrawn from the community, seemed to spring to life in response to this apocryphal story - and to be inspired to tell stories of their own. The tales they shared with Addams in the wake of the Devil Baby were more personal and revealing than any they had previously told her: stories of abusive mates, lost or neglectful children, and endless, ill-paid menial labor endured on behalf of loved ones. In response to these sometimes wrenching conversations, Addams wrote The Long Road of Woman's Memory, an extended musing on the role of memory and myth in women's lives." "Seen in the context of Addams's personal connection with these diverse women and their stories, her larger efforts to bring about equity and social justice appear all the more courageous and vital. Charlene Haddock Seigfried's new introduction sets Addams's observations in the context of pragmatist and feminist traditions."--BOOK JACKET.

The major works of Jane Addams.
ISBN: 9781570850103. OCLC Number: 311792020

InteLex Corporation,. .

The InteLex Past Masters Women Writers database The Major Works of Jane Addams contains eleven books and fifty essays by Jane Addams.

The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets
ISBN: 9788893320962. OCLC Number: 935528728

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The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets was published in 1930 by Jane Addams. This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions.

Twenty years at Hull-House
ISBN: 9781319088156. OCLC Number: 1002673623

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Twenty years at Hull-House :
ISBN: 0486457494. OCLC Number: 82473349

Dover Publications,. .

Women at the Hague :
ISBN: 0252071565. OCLC Number: 52268715

University of Illinois Press,. .

Women at the hague.
ISBN: 117815940X. OCLC Number: 944954624

Nabu Press,. .