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A Useful Woman : The Early Life of Jane Addams

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In "A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams," readers are invited into the formative years of one of America's most influential social justice pioneers. Published on July 7, 1999, this biography by Gioia Diliberto offers an unprecedented look at Jane Addams, who not only founded the Hull-House but also became a beacon for gender equality and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1931. Drawing from a treasure trove of new family documents, Diliberto explores the complexities of Addams's early life, from her struggles with health and deep-seated depression to her groundbreaking relationships with women. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War and a society in flux, this narrative delves into how Addams, originally a frail girl from a small town, transformed into a leader who would inspire countless others to advocate for the poor and champion the role of women in public advocacy. Ideal for adult education settings, this biography not only recounts the life of an extraordinary woman but also serves as an inspiring testament to resilience and social reform.
Published by Scribner on July 7, 1999
320 pages
ISBN: 9780684853659
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