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Jane Addams Biographical Laura Jane Addams September 6, May 21, won worldwide recognition in the first third of the twentieth century as a pioneer social worker in America, as a feminist, and as an internationalist. She was born in Cedarville, Illinois, the eighth of nine children.
Because of a congenital spinal defect, Jane was not physically vigorous when young nor truly robust even later in life, but her spinal difficulty was remedied by surgery.
In the course of the next six years she began the study of medicine but left it because of poor health, was hospitalized intermittently, traveled and studied in Europe for twenty-one months, and then spent almost two years in reading and writing and in considering what her future objectives should be.
At the age of twenty-seven, during a second tour to Europe with her friend Ellen G. This visit helped to finalize the idea then current in her mind, that of opening a similar house in an underprivileged area of Jane addams found paper.
Miss Addams and Miss Starr made speeches about the needs of the neighborhood, raised money, convinced young women of well-to-do families to help, took care of children, nursed the sick, listened to outpourings from troubled people.
By its second year of existence, Hull-House was host to two thousand people every week. There were kindergarten classes in the morning, club meetings for older children in the afternoon, and for adults in the evening more clubs or courses in what became virtually a night school.
The first facility added to Hull-House was an art gallery, the second a public kitchen; then came a coffee house, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a cooperative boarding club for girls, a book bindery, an art studio, a music school, a drama group, a circulating library, an employment bureau, a labor museum.
As her reputation grew, Miss Addams was drawn into larger fields of civic responsibility. In her own area of Chicago she led investigations on midwifery, narcotics consumption, milk supplies, and sanitary conditions, even going so far as to accept the official post of garbage inspector of the Nineteenth Ward, at an annual salary of a thousand dollars.
In she received the first honorary degree ever awarded to a woman by Yale University. Jane Addams was an ardent feminist by philosophy.
For her own aspiration to rid the world of war, Jane Addams created opportunities or seized those offered to her to advance the cause.
In she gave a course of lectures at the University of Wisconsin summer session which she published the next year as a book, Newer Ideals of Peace. Aletta Jacobs, a Dutch suffragist leader of many and varied talents. After sustaining a heart attack inMiss Addams never fully regained her health.
Indeed, she was being admitted to a Baltimore hospital on the very day, December 10,that the Nobel Peace Prize was being awarded to her in Oslo. She died in three days after an operation revealed unsuspected cancer. The funeral service was held in the courtyard of Hull-House. Selected Bibliography Addams, Jane.
Addams, Jane, A Centennial Reader, ed. Neumann and an introduction by William O. New York, Macmillan, Addams, Jane, Democracy and Social Ethics. Republished with an introductory life of Jane Addams by A.
Addams, Jane, Newer Ideals of Peace. September to September New York Macmillan, Jane Addams, known prominently for her work as a social reformer, pacifist and feminist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was born Laura Jane Addams on September 6, , in Born: Sep 06, Jane Addams served as the first president of WILPF ().
In , Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her pacifist activism. She was the first American woman to receive this honor. Aug 21, · Watch video · Settlement house founder and peace activist Jane Addams () was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated women, rejecting marriage and motherhood in favor.
Jane Addams was an advocate of immigrants, the poor, women, and peace. Author of numerous articles and books, she founded the first settlement house in the United States. Her best known book, Twenty Years at Hull House, was about the time she spent at the settlement house.
Jane Addams American social worker, essayist and autobiographer. Jane Addams is known primarily as a social reformer, a reputation built during the many years she devoted to serving the. Aug 21, · Settlement house founder and peace activist Jane Addams () was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated .