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Twenty Years at Hull-House

Jane Addams (1860-1935)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - Chapter 1, Earliest Impressions
3. 02 - Chapter 2, Influence of Lincoln
4. 03 - Chapter 3, Boarding School Ideals
5. 04 - Chapter 4, The Snare of Preparation
6. 05 - Chapter 5, First Days at Hull-House
7. 06 - Chapter 6, Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements
8. 07 - Chapter 7, Some Early Undertakings at Hull-House
9. 08 - Chapter 8, Problems of Poverty
10. 09 - Chapter 9, A Decade of Economic Discussion
11. 10 - Chapter 10, Pioneer Labor Legislation in Illinois
12. 11 - Chapter 11, Immigrants and their Children
13. 12 - Chapter 12, Tolstoyism
14. 13 - Chapter 13, Public Activities and Investigations
15. 14 - Chapter 14, Civic Cooperations
16. 15 - Chapter 15, The Value of Social Clubs
17. 16 - Chapter 16, Arts at Hull-House
18. 17 - Chapter 17, Echoes of the Russian Revolution
19. 18 - Chapter 18, Socialized Education

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Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In a long, complex career, she was a pioneer settlement worker and founder of Hull-House in Chicago, public philosopher (the first American woman in that role), author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. She was the most prominent woman of the Progressive Era and helped turn the nation to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, public health and world peace. She emphasized that women have a special responsibility to clean up their communities and make them better places to live, arguing they needed the vote to be effective. Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. This recording of her memoir Twenty Years at Hull-House commemorates the 100th anniversary of its publication, the 150th anniversary of Addams' birth, and was released on December 10th, the anniversary of Addams receiving her Nobel Prize.