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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

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. Contents: 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 Tolstoyism 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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