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American Heroine : The Life and Legend of Jane Addams - Allen F. Davis

American Heroine

The Life and Legend of Jane Addams

Paperback Published: 25th February 2000
ISBN: 9781566632966
Number Of Pages: 367

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Books about Jane Addams--founder of Hull House, social reformer, suffragist, pacifist, and one of the most greatly admired women in American history--come and go, but Allen Davis's account of her life, work, and ideas remains the standard biography. "A distinguished work of scholarship, mature, incisive....Davis has written not only the best study of Jane Addams but perhaps the best biography of any great American woman."--William L. O'Neill. "The first book that systematically and persuasively separates the real woman from the myth. It will be indispensable to anyone interested in the subject or the period."--Rosemarie Scherman, New York Times Book Review. "An important work, especially valuable for its cultural analysis and its sane, careful approach to the biographer's task."--Alonzo L. Hamby, History. "Detailed and well researched, this account...is the best thing written on Jane Addams I have seen."--Doris Grumbach, New Republic. "An impressively researched, perceptive biography." --Gertrude Benson, Philadelphia Inquirer.

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A truly outstanding and detailed biography!--Midwest Book Review

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction, Second Editionp. xvii
List of Illustrationsp. xvii
Formative Yearsp. 3
Despair and Disillusionmentp. 24
A Creative Solutionp. 38
Founding a Social Movementp. 52
Early Years at Hull Housep. 67
A Wider Influencep. 92
Jane Addams--Reformerp. 110
A Moral Equivalent for War and Juvenile Delinquencyp. 135
Twenty Years at Hull Housep. 157
Prostitution, Woman Suffrage, and Progressivismp. 176
Practical Saint and the Most Useful Americanp. 198
A Pacifiist in Time of Warp. 212
From Saint to Villainp. 232
The Most Dangerous Woman in Americap. 251
The Restoration of a Saintp. 282
Bibliographical Notesp. 295
Footnotesp. 297
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9781566632966
ISBN-10: 156663296X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 25th February 2000
Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 13.84  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.39

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