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I Came A Stranger

Author : Hilda Satt Polacheck
ISBN : 0252062183
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Here, in charming and colorful prose, she recounts her introduction to American life and the Hull-House community, her friendship with Jane Addams, her marriage, her support of civil rights, woman suffrage, and the Women's International league for Peace and Freedom, and her experiences as a writer for the WPA.

Seeking Common Ground

Author : Donna R. Gabaccia
ISBN : 0275943879
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the first interdisciplinary reader focusing on immigrant women in the United States. The chapters explore such themes as women in the migration process, the role of gender in the creation of American ethnic identities, and the comparability of today's immigrant women with those of the past.

The Women Of Hull House

Author : Eleanor J. Stebner
ISBN : 0791434877
Genre : Social Science
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This group biography explores the lives, work, and personal relations of nine white, middle- and upper-middle-class women who were involved in the first decade of Chicago's premier social settlement. This "galaxy of stars"--as they were called in their own day--were active in innumerable political, social, and religious reform efforts. The Women of Hull House refutes the humanistic interpretation of the social settlement movement. Its spiritual base is highlighted as the author describes it as the practical/ethical side of the social gospel movement and as an attempt to transform late nineteenth-century evangelical and doctrinal Christian religion. While the women of Hull House differed from one another in their theological beliefs and were often critical of orthodox Christianity, they were motivated by Christian ideals. By showing the interconnections of spirituality, vocation, and friendship, the author argues that individual actions for social changes must take place within communities which provide a level of uniting vision yet allow for diverse actions and viewpoints.

Learning Legacies

Author : Sarah Robbins
ISBN : 9780472053513
Genre : Education
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Examines pedagogy as a toolkit for social change, and the urgent need for cross-cultural collaborative teaching methods

Jane Addams And The Practice Of Democracy

Author : Marilyn Fischer
ISBN : 0252091221
Genre : Political Science
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Using a rich array of newly available sources and contemporary methodologies from many disciplines, the ten original essays in this volume give a fresh appraisal of Addams as a theorist and practitioner of democracy. In an increasingly interdependent world, Addams's life work offers resources for activists, scholars, policy makers, and theorists alike. This volume demonstrates how scholars continue to interpret Addams as a model for transcending disciplinary boundaries, generating theory out of concrete experience, and keeping theory and practice in close and fruitful dialogue. Contributors are Harriet Hyman Alonso, Victoria Bissell Brown, Wendy Chmielewski, Marilyn Fischer, Shannon Jackson, Louise W. Knight, Carol Nackenoff, Karen Pastorello, Wendy Sarvasay, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, and Camilla Stivers.

Women And The American Experience

Author : Nancy Woloch
ISBN : 0070715483
Genre : History
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Lillian Wald

Author : Marjorie N. Feld
ISBN : 9781469606620
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Founder of Henry Street Settlement on New York's Lower East Side as well as the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Lillian Wald (1867-1940) was a remarkable social welfare activist. She was also a second-generation German Jewish immigrant who developed close associations with Jewish New York even as she consistently dismissed claims that her work emerged from a fundamentally Jewish calling. Challenging the conventional understanding of the Progressive movement as having its origins in Anglo-Protestant teachings, Marjorie Feld offers a critical biography of Wald in which she examines the crucial and complex significance of Wald's ethnicity to her life's work. In addition, by studying the Jewish community's response to Wald throughout her public career from 1893 to 1933, Feld demonstrates the changing landscape of identity politics in the first half of the twentieth century. Feld argues that Wald's innovative reform work was the product of both her own family's experience with immigration and assimilation as Jews in late-nineteenth-century Rochester, New York, and her encounter with Progressive ideals at her settlement house in Manhattan. As an ethnic working on behalf of other ethnics, Wald developed a universal vision that was at odds with the ethnic particularism with which she is now identified. These tensions between universalism and particularism, assimilation and group belonging, persist to this day. Thus Feld concludes with an exploration of how, after her death, Wald's accomplishments have been remembered in popular perceptions and scholarly works. For the first time, Feld locates Wald in the ethnic landscape of her own time as well as ours.

Illinois Historical Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X002006874
Genre : Illinois
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Women And The American Experience A Concise History

Author : Nancy Woloch
ISBN : 0072418214
Genre : History
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The 2d edition of this concise history has been revised to incorporate continuing research in the fast-growing field of Women’s History. Additions to the text include an exploration of women’s experiences and roles in various ethnic groups as well as three new sections: "The Trans-Mississippi West", "Migrants and Immigrants" and "Women and the Law". Woloch’s lucid, lively and thorough survey retains the same comprehensive style that has made it the best-selling narrative text in American Women’s History.

Historical Geography

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ISBN : MINN:31951P007231940
Genre : Historical geography
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