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

Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight

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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knight, Louise W
Dewey number
  • 361.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV40.32.A33
LC item number
K59 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Addams, Jane
  • Women social workers
  • Social workers
  • Women social reformers
  • Social reformers
Label
Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [523]-564) 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
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
ocm58788922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 582 pages
Isbn
9780226446998
Lccn
2005008096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58788922
  • (OCoLC)58788922
  • (Sirsi) a884634
Label
Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy, Louise W. Knight
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [523]-564) 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
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
ocm58788922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 582 pages
Isbn
9780226446998
Lccn
2005008096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58788922
  • (OCoLC)58788922
  • (Sirsi) a884634

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