Jane Addams : champion of democracy
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies|
Most people know Jane Addams (1860-1935) as the force behind Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in the United States. She was also an ardent suffragist and civil rights activist, co-founding the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union. But it was her work as a pacifist that put her in the international spotlight. Although many people labeled her "unpatriotic" for her pacifist activities, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 and, at the time of her death, Jane Addams was one of the most respected and admired women in the world. In this well-researched and inspiring account, acclaimed husband-and-wife team, Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin, draw upon hundreds of historical documents and archival photographs to create a revealing portrait of the woman whose very way of life made her an American icon.
ContentsMiss Addams, garbage inspector
Laura Jane Addams, "ugly duckling"
"Jennie and Georgie"
Jane Addams, college graduate
"Absolutely at sea"
"I would begin to carry out the plan"
"The shelter we together build"
"A sense of fellowship"
"Miss kind heart"
"Let me hold your foot"
"Because of what you are and stand for"
"The cause of peace"
"The most dangerous woman in America"
"A mother for everyone"
"The heart that beat for humankind".
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Women social workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women social workers.
Women -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :Clarion Books,2006
Fradin, Dennis B.
viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-211) and index.