Jane Addams : champion of democracy

by Fradin, Judith Bloom.

Format: Print Book 2006
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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account, acclaimed husband-and-wife team, Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin, draw upon hundreds of historical documents and archival photographs to create a revealing portrait of the woman whose very way of life made her an American icon.
Miss 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".

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A fascinating and rich life is related in strong, unfussy prose by the Fradins. Known as Jennie as a child, the peace activist, founder of Hull House, and Nobel Prize winner felt like an ugly duckling. But college, Europe, and the discovery of good work that she could do in the city of Chicago transformed her. The settlement house she founded in 1889 provided a place for the poor to learn, to socialize, to share. She mobilized both workers and volunteers, wrote, spoke, studied, and raised funds. Most of the photographs are portraits; the text is enlivened when the images are those taken at Hull House or at marches. The narrative is smoothly written, and the opening anecdote, which describes how she became a garbage inspector of the Nineteenth Ward of Chicago in order to get the garbage picked up, is telling and draws readers into the story. Addams' bouts of depression and her deeply unpopular opposition to World War I are noted but do not unbalance the narrative. What shines is her everyday heroism, which changed lives. Excellent. --GraceAnne DeCandido Copyright 2006 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This remarkable team (Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement) aptly captures the shaping of Jane Addams's (1860-1935) character. The authors focus on her inspiration for and her own contribution to the settlement house movement with Hull House ("an institution that provides educational and social services for the needy"), as well as her unpopular yet stalwart commitment to peace during WWI. The authors immediately grab readers' attention with a chapter on Jane's comical role as Garbage Inspector of Chicago's Nineteenth Ward (where Hull House was situated). Only 5'3", Jane commanded "the brawny garbage collectors," and the cleanup contributed to lowering the ward's death rate. Jane extended her hospitality to even the "stone throwers" surrounding Hull House, and made a smooth transition to pacifist. The press sanctified and berated Jane in equal measure, calling her "Saint Jane" and eventually even "the most dangerous woman in America." The book explores some of her complexities, including her habit of collecting interesting people and also speculation about whether she and her close friend Mary Rozet Smith might also have been lovers. Jane may have lived a century ago, but her universal childhood anxieties (a sense of herself as an "ugly duckling" and her very modern complex family tree) as well as her struggle with depression make her a very human and inspiring role model for today's readers. Ages 10-14. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Addams, Jane, -- 1860-1935.
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
Contributors Fradin, Dennis B.
Language English
Description viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-211) and index.
ISBN 9780618504367 (hardcover)
0618504362 (hardcover)
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