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Twenty Years at Hull-House: Life and Work of the "Mother" of Social Work, Leader in Women's Suffrage and the First American Woman to Be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

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Twenty Years at Hull-House is an autobiographical account of Jane Adams' Life who spent nearly fifty years, fightingfor improved living and working conditions for America's urban poor, for women's suffrage, and for international pacifism. In 1889 Jane Addams co-founded with Ellen Gates Starr Hull House, located on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois. It was opened to accommodate recently arrived European immigrants. Addams and Starr were the first two occupants of the house, which would later become the residence of about 25 women. At its height, Hull House was visited each week by some 2,000 people.
Earliest Impressions
Influence of Lincoln
Boarding-school Ideals
The Snare of Preparation
First Days at Hull-house
The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements
Some Early Undertakings at Hull-house
Problems of Poverty
A Decade of Economic Discussion
Pioneer Labor Legislation in Illinois
Immigrants and Their Children
Public Activities and Investigations
Civic Cooperation
The Value of Social Clubs
Arts at Hull-house
Echoes of the Russian Revolution
Socialized Education

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