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The education of Jane Addams, Victoria Bissell Brown

Label
The education of Jane Addams
Title
The education of Jane Addams
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Bissell Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When she penned her autobiography Twenty Years at Hull-House in 1909, Jane Addams was one of the most famous and influential women in the country. Committed pacifist and champion of social progress, she was also deemed by the contemporary media to be the only saint America had produced. Writing from that lofty perch at the height of the Progressive era, Addams aimed to use an attractive, accessible life story as a vehicle for advancing her reform philosophy rather than for self-revelation. The result, as historian Victoria Bissell Brown shows, leaves an intriguing gap between the sleek, engaging tale she told in her autobiography and the more intricate and challenging story that emerges from her papers and the actual events of her life." "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, fatherless family 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."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Victoria
Dewey number
  • 361.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV28.A35
LC item number
B76 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Addams, Jane
  • Addams, Jane
  • Addams, Jane
  • Addams, Jane
  • Women social reformers
  • Women social workers
  • Women social reformers
  • Women social workers
  • United States
  • Sozialreformerin
  • USA
Label
The education of Jane Addams, Victoria Bissell Brown
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0d9t8-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Self-made man -- The predominant elements of her character -- Sober, serious, and earnest -- Bread givers -- My relations to God and the universe -- Cassandra -- Claims so keenly felt -- Scenes among Gods and giants -- Never the typical old maid -- Some curious conclusions -- The subjective necessity for the social settlement -- Power in me and will to dominate -- The luminous medium -- Unity of action -- What we know is right
Control code
ocm52341443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780812237474
Lccn
2003053337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52341443
  • (OCoLC)52341443
Label
The education of Jane Addams, Victoria Bissell Brown
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0d9t8-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Self-made man -- The predominant elements of her character -- Sober, serious, and earnest -- Bread givers -- My relations to God and the universe -- Cassandra -- Claims so keenly felt -- Scenes among Gods and giants -- Never the typical old maid -- Some curious conclusions -- The subjective necessity for the social settlement -- Power in me and will to dominate -- The luminous medium -- Unity of action -- What we know is right
Control code
ocm52341443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780812237474
Lccn
2003053337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52341443
  • (OCoLC)52341443

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