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Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes
Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes Author:Jane Addams Jane Addams's memoir of her experience running a settlement house on Chicago's West Side includes portraits of people in need and is a model for community service. Addams firmly believed that education and social activity were essential aspects of any program to turn lives around. — *** — (From paperback edition) The true story of one of America's... more » greatest philanthropists. This is Jane Addams's graphic account of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums. Covering the years 1889 to 1909, a time when America was fired with fear of subversives and suspicion of foreigners, this book stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among the immigrant settlers, the sweatshop toilers, the unwed mothers, the hungry, the aged, the sick, to show them the true concept of American Democracy.
462 p.,  leaves of plates: ill., 7 ports.; 20 cm. Includes index« less