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Jane Addams and Her Vision of America, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Sandra Opdycke

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 24, 2011

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A presentation of Jane Addams' story in clear non-technical language, focusing primarily on her philosophy and achievements, and on their significance in her own time and in ours.

 

Jane Addams devoted her life to working for social change. Today, more than 70 years after her death, she still compels our attention because of her coherent and humane social vision, and because of the manifold ways in which she worked to apply that vision to the problems of her time. Sandra Opdycke's biography brings Addams' life and work alive for students and general readers in a way no author has before.

 

Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

Part I: Inventing a Life of Service

CHAPTER 1 FINDING THE PATH

 

CHAPTER 2 REACHING OUT TO THE NEIGHBORS

 

CHAPTER 3 PUTTING DEMOCRACY INTO PRACTICE

 

CHAPTER 4 CHOOSING COLLABORATION

 

Part II: Working for Reform

 CHAPTER 5 FOCUSING ON WOMEN

 

CHAPTER 6 NOURISHING THE SPIRIT OF YOUNG PEOPLE

 

CHAPTER 7 SPEAKING UP FOR LABOR

 

CHAPTER 8 TAKING PROGRESSIVISM TO THE NATION

 

Part III: Broader Horizons

CHAPTER 9 TRYING TO STOP A WAR

 

CHAPTER 10 SEARCHING FOR HOPE IN THE 1920S

 

CHAPTER 11 LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACKWARD

 

CHAPTER 12 LEAVING A LEGACY

 

Discussion Questions

A Note on the Sources

Index

 

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