Jane Addams Books

Jane Addams

Easton Press Jane Addams books:
Twenty Years At Hull House - 1991

Franklin Library Jane Addams books:
Twenty Years at Hull House - 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature - 1981

Jane Addams (1860-1935), American social- settlement worker, born in Cedarville, Ill., and educated at Rockford Female Seminary, Woman's Medical College (Philadelphia, Pa.), and in Europe. With Ellen Gates Starr, in 1889, Jane Addams established Hull House in Chicago, the leading social settlement, and first of its kind, in the United States. She took a prominent part in the formation of the National Progressive Party in 1912 and of the Woman's Peace Party, of which she became chairman in 1915. Jane Addams was elected president of the International Congress of Women at The Hague in the same year, and president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, which was established by the Hague congress. She was a delegate to similar congresses held in Zurich (1919), Vienna (1921), The Hague (1922), Washington, D.C. (1924), Dublin (1926), and Prague (1929).

Jane Addams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, sharing the award with the American educator Nicholas Murray Butler.

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