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

Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight, (electronic resource)

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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knight, Louise W
Dewey number
  • 361.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Addams, Jane
  • Addams, Jane
  • Women social workers
  • Social workers
  • Women social reformers
  • Social reformers
Label
Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-564) and index
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn309232839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 582 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226446998
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)309232839
Label
Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-564) and index
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn309232839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 582 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226446998
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)309232839

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