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Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy

A Life

By Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-

The founder of the famed Chicago institution Hull House and first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize has for too long been misunderstood as a mere "do-gooder," argues Jean Bethke Elshtain in this eagerly anticipated new interpretation of the life and work of Jane Addams. Like her biographer, Addams (1860-1935) was a quintessential "public intellectual." Under her hand, Hull House became a cultural and intellectual center, a place where beauty was served, where University of Chicago professors lectured and debate and discussion filled the auditorium.Elshtain examines Addams's life chronologically and thematically, exploring Addams's embrace of "social feminism" and her challenge to the usual cleavage between "conservative" and "liberal"-themes Elshtain brilliantly explores in her own writings. Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy is a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most extraordinary figures in American history.

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Format: Book
Author: Elshtain, Jean Bethke, 1941-
Title: Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy : a life / Jean Bethke Elshtain.
Publisher Date: New York : Basic Books, c2002.
Subject: Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography Women social workers -- United States -- Biography.
Isbn: 0465019129 (alk. paper)
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Bib Id: 169429

Format: Book
Author: Elshtain, Jean Bethke, 1941-
Title: Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy : a life / Jean Bethke Elshtain.
Publisher, Date: New York : Basic Books, c2002.
Description: xxii, 328 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Subjects: Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Women social workers -- United States -- Biography.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2001043493
ISBN: 0465019129 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Addams