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Jane Addams And The Dream Of American Democracy: A Life

This book is about Jane Addams
Dive into the inspiring narrative of "Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life," where Jean Bethke Elshtain unveils the profound impact of Jane Addams, the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Far from being a mere philanthropist, Addams emerges as a pivotal public intellectual and a stalwart of social feminism. Founded by Addams in 1889, Chicago's Hull House transcended its role as a mere settlement house, morphing into a vibrant cultural and intellectual hub where discussions flourished and ideas on education and gender equality took root. This book, published on December 19, 2001, intricately explores Addams's life both chronologically and thematically, challenging traditional divides between conservative and liberal ideologies and portraying her as a formidable force in American democracy. A compelling read for those in adult education, this biography not only revisits Addams's remarkable life but also prompts readers to reflect on how her legacy continues to influence modern social justice movements in education equity and gender equality.
Published by Basic Books on December 19, 2001
360 pages
ISBN: 9780465019120
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