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American heroine : the life and legend of Jane Addams

by Davis, Allen Freeman, 1931-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV28.A35 D39 2000
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HV28.A35 D39 2000
Books about Jane Addams--founder of Hull House, social reformer, suffragist, pacifist, and one of the most greatly admired women in American history--come and go, but Allen Davis's account of her life, work, and ideas remains the standard biography. "A distinguished work of scholarship, mature, incisive....Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman."--William L. O'Neill. "The first book that systematically and persuasively separates the real woman from the myth. It will be indispensable to anyone interested in the subject or the period."--Rosemarie Scherman, New York Times Book Review. "An important work, especially valuable for its cultural analysis and its sane, careful approach to the biographer's task."--Alonzo L. Hamby, History. "Detailed and well researched, this the best thing written on Jane Addams I have seen."--Doris Grumbach, New Republic. "An impressively researched, perceptive biography." --Gertrude Benson, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Additional Information
Subjects Addams, Jane, -- 1860-1935.
Women social workers -- United States -- Biography.
Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Chicago, IL :Ivan R. Dee,2000
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, c1973.
Description xi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-296) and index.
ISBN 156663296X (alk. paper)
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