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Education of Jane Addams

Education of Jane Addams
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812219524
  • ISBN: 081221952X
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

AUTHOR

Brown, Victoria Bissell

SUMMARY

"The Education of Jane Addams" traces, with unprecedented care, Addams's three-decade journey from a privileged prairie girlhood through her years as the competent spinster daughter in a demanding family after her father's death to her early seasoning on the Chicago reform scene. It weaves her spiritual struggles with Christianity into her political struggles with elitism and her emotional struggles with intimacy. Finally, it reveals the logic of her journey to Chicago and makes biographical sense of the political and personal choices she made once she arrived there. The founder of Chicago's Hull-House and, later, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom is portrayed here as a complicated young woman who summoned the energy to pursue public life, the honesty to admit her own arrogance, and the imagination to see joy in collective endeavor.Brown, Victoria Bissell is the author of 'Education of Jane Addams ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780812219524 and ISBN 081221952X.

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