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The Jane Addams Reader - Jean Bethke Elshtain

Paperback Published: 1st December 2001
ISBN: 9780465019151
Number Of Pages: 488

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This unique collection of writings by the great social reformer-edited by the author of Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy-reveals the essential Jane Addams.. Jane Addams was a prolific and elegant writer. Her twelve books consist largely of published essays, but to appreciate her life work one must also read her previously uncollected speeches and editorials. This artfully compiled collection begins with Addams's youthful Junior Class Oration on women as "Breadgivers," features thoughtful examinations of topics as diverse as "Tolstoy and Gandhi" and "The Public School and the Immigrant Child," and even includes popular essays on "The Subtle Problems of Charity," from The Atlantic Monthly, and "Need a Woman Over Fifty Feel Old?" from Ladies' Home Journal. Along with the writings themselves, Elshtain's insightful commentary offers powerful evidence of Addams's remarkable ability to frame social problems in an ethical context, her unwillingness to succumb to ideological dogma, her political courage, and her lifelong devotion to civic and moral life.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Permissionsp. xiii
Chronology of the Life of Jane Addamsp. xv
Hull-House Firstsp. xix
A Return to Hull-House: Taking the Measure of an Extroardinary Lifep. xxi
Introduction: "The Snare of Preparation" and the Creation of a Vocationp. 1
"The Macbeth of Shakespeare"p. 5
"Bread Givers"p. 8
"Cassandra"p. 10
"The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements"p. 14
"The Objective Value of a Social Settlement"p. 29
"The Settlement as a Factor in the Labor Movement"p. 46
"The Subtle Problems of Charity"p. 62
"Filial Relations"p. 76
"The Influence of Lincoln"p. 88
"The Snare of Preparation"p. 100
Introduction: Justice and Amelioration--Finding Democracy's Middle Wayp. 114
"Why the Ward Boss Rules"p. 118
"The Wrecked Foundations of Domesticity"p. 125
"The Thirst for Righteousness"p. 136
"Survivals of Militarism in City Government"p. 147
"A Modern Lear"p. 163
"Moral Education and Legal Protection of Children"p. 177
"Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions"p. 196
"The Chicago Settlements and Social Unrest"p. 205
"The Home and the Special Child"p. 224
"If Men Were Seeking the Franchise"p. 229
"The Public School and the Immigrant Child"p. 235
"Americanization"p. 240
Introduction: "Woman's Remembering Heart": Bread-Giving, Peace-Making, and Sympathy as Political Forcesp. 248
"Women's Conscience and Social Amelioration"p. 252
"The Sheltered Woman and the Magdalen"p. 264
"Introduction" (from The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House)p. 270
"Aspects of the Woman's Movement"p. 275
"Contrasts in Post-War Generation"p. 294
"A Review of Bread Rations and Woman's Traditions"p. 307
"Personal Reactions in Time of War"p. 316
"Address of Miss Addams at Carnegie Hall" (The Revolt Against War)p. 327
"Women's Memories--Challenging War"p. 341
"Patriotism and Pacifists in Wartime"p. 352
"Friendship with Florence Kelley--National Conference on Social Work"p. 365
Introduction: Culture, Character, and the Power of Memoryp. 376
"Pen and Book as Tests of Character"p. 379
"Women's Memories--Transmuting the Past, as Illustrated by the Story of the Devil Baby"p. 382
"Women's Memories--Reaction on Life, as Illustrated by the Story of the Devil Baby"p. 392
"A Personal Experience in Interpreting Memory"p. 404
"The Play Instinct and the Arts"p. 416
"Need a Woman over Fifty Feel Old?"p. 432
"Tolstoy and Gandhi"p. 436
"Our National Self-Righteousness"p. 442
Bibliography of the Printed Works of Jane Addamsp. 449
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9780465019151
ISBN-10: 0465019153
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 1st December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.24  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1