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The Resource Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight

Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight

Label
Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy
Title
Citizen
Title remainder
Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy
Statement of responsibility
Louise W. Knight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography, covering the first half of Addams's life, reveals in detail her development as a political activist and social philosopher--we observe the powerful mind of a woman encountering the radical ideas of her age. Addams, a child of a wealthy family, longed for a life of larger purpose. After receiving an inheritance, she moved to Chicago in 1889 to co-found Hull House, the city's first settlement house--a neighborhood center for education and social gatherings. As Addams learned of the abject working conditions in American factories, the unchecked power wielded by employers, the impact of corrupt local politics on city services, and the intolerable limits placed on women by their lack of voting rights, she was transformed: she came to understand that the national ideal of democracy was also a mandate for civic activism.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 361.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HV40.32.A33
LC item number
K59 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-564) and index
Contents
  • Part I: The given life, 1860-88. Self-reliance, 1822-60 -- Three mothers, 1860-73 -- Dreams, 1873-77 -- Ambition, 1877-81 -- Failure, 1881-83 -- Culture, 1883-86 -- Crisis, 1886-88 -- Part II: The chosen life, 1889-99. Chicago, 1889 -- Halsted Street, 1889-91 -- Fellowship, 1892 -- Baptism, 1893 -- Cooperation, 1893-94 -- Claims, 1894 -- Justice, 1895 -- Democracy, 1896-98 -- Ethics, 1898-99 -- Afterword: Scholarship and Jane Addams.
  • ocls
Control code
zmeld3 b1847485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 582 p.
Isbn
9780226446998
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005008096
Other physical details
ill., ports
System control number
  • 451849
  • (OCoLC)ocm58788922
Label
Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-564) and index
Contents
  • Part I: The given life, 1860-88. Self-reliance, 1822-60 -- Three mothers, 1860-73 -- Dreams, 1873-77 -- Ambition, 1877-81 -- Failure, 1881-83 -- Culture, 1883-86 -- Crisis, 1886-88 -- Part II: The chosen life, 1889-99. Chicago, 1889 -- Halsted Street, 1889-91 -- Fellowship, 1892 -- Baptism, 1893 -- Cooperation, 1893-94 -- Claims, 1894 -- Justice, 1895 -- Democracy, 1896-98 -- Ethics, 1898-99 -- Afterword: Scholarship and Jane Addams.
  • ocls
Control code
zmeld3 b1847485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 582 p.
Isbn
9780226446998
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005008096
Other physical details
ill., ports
System control number
  • 451849
  • (OCoLC)ocm58788922

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