Twenty Years at Hull House

Twenty Years at Hull House Major work from the American social worker sociologist philosopher and reformer known in America as the mother of social work

  • Title: Twenty Years at Hull House
  • Author: Jane Addams
  • ISBN: 9781406504927
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • Major work from the American social worker, sociologist, philosopher and reformer, known in America as the mother of social work.

    Twenty Years at Hull House Summary eNotes In Twenty Years at Hull House, Jane Addams tells of the poverty and abuses that existed during the Industrial Revolution in the United States.The book includes eighteen chapters, illustrations, an Twenty Years At St Online Twenty Years At St quality assurance and price concessions Find great deals for Twenty Years At St on eBay Twenty Years At St Review Share Twenty Years At St with Friends Twenty Years at St Hilary by Walke Bernard Hardback Book The Fast Free . Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now Apr , Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now Twenty years ago, two teenagers murdered a dozen students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado For this special broadcast, we Twenty Years at Hull House Chapter American Studies Jane Addams, My Twenty Years at Hull House, with illustrations by Norah Hamilton A Hypertext. Twenty Years at Hull House by Jane Addams Rebecca Reads TWENTY YEARS AT HULL HOUSE digitalbrary.upenn twenty years at hull house with autobiographical notes by jane addams hull house, chicago author of democracy and social ethics, newer ideals of peace, the spirit of youth and the city streets, etc. Twenty years at The Leaf Chronicle Everything has changed Mar , Twenty years later, I m still here, though in the role of editor and with a regional role in the USA TODAY Network Tennessee When I started, we were the only game in town. Twenty years legal definition of Twenty years TWENTY YEARS The lapse of twenty years raises a presumption of certain facts, and after such a time, the party against whom the presumption has been raised, will be required to prove a negative to establish his rights. Twenty Years at Hull House Questions and Answers eNotes Twenty Years at Hull House Questions and Answers Discover the eNotes community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on Twenty Years at Jane Addams Jane Addams September , May , , known as the mother of social work, was a pioneer American settlement activist reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, public administrator, protester, author, and leader in women s suffrage and world peace She co founded Chicago s Hull House, one of America s most famous settlement houses.

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    About "Jane Addams"

    1. Jane Addams

      Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois Her mother died when she was two, and she was raised by her father and, later, a stepmother She graduated from Rockford Female Seminary in 1881, among the first students to take a course of study equivalent to that of men at other institutions Her father, whom she admired tremendously, died that same year, 1881.Jane Addams attended Woman s Medical College in Pennsylvania, but she left the college, probably due to her ill health and her chronic back pain Jane Addams toured Europe 1883 5 and then lived in Balti 1885 7, but did not figure out what she wanted to do with her education and her skills.In 1888, on a visit to England with her Rockford classmate Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams visited Toynbee Settlement Hall and London s East End Jane Addams and Ellen Starr planned to start an American equivalent of that settlement house After their return they chose Hull mansion, a building which had, though originally built at the edge of the city, become surrounded by an immigrant neighborhood and had been used as a warehouse.Using an experimental model of reform trying solutions to see what would work and committed to full and part time residents to keep in touch with the neighborhood s real needs, Jane Addams built Hull House into an institution known worldwide Addams wrote articles, lectured widely and did most of the fund raising personally and served on many social work, social welfare and settlement house boards and commissions.Jane Addams also became involved in wider efforts for social reform, including housing and sanitation issues, factory inspection, rights of immigrants, women and children, pacifism and the 8 hour day She served as a Vice President of the National Woman Suffrage Association from 1911 1914.In 1912, Jane Addams campaigned for the Progressive Party and its presidential candidate, Teddy Roosevelt She worked with the Peace Party, helped found and served as president 1919 1935 of the Women s International League for Peace and Freedom and was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union ACLU.In 1931 Jane Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Nicholas Murray Butler, but her health was too fragile to attend the European ceremonies to accept the prize She was the second woman to be awarded that honor By Jone Johnson Lewis, About

    378 thoughts on “Twenty Years at Hull House”

    1. After reading "Atlas Shrugged" I spent a year in the circle-jerk libertarian mindset. Then I picked up this book and it slapped me silly and told me I was an idiot and completely ignorant of the way the world worked. If I had to pick out one book that made me a better person, it's this one.


    2. This book has been read and reviewed a lot, so this won't really be a review so much as a short reflection. I came to Jane Addams late, after first encountering her sort of peripherally through the guy all educators are introduced to, John Dewey, one of her best friends, who wrote Democracy and Education and Experience and Education and close to 90 other books. One of the greatest thinkers of all time, with great ideas. But I am quite sure he would not have been able to write as he does without [...]


    3. I first learned of Jane Addams and Hull House when I read the biography of Frances Perkins (FDR’s Labor Secretary and the first woman to serve on the Cabinet) because she got her start in social work as a Hull House resident. The philosophy of the place was to house and serve the poor, but its founder Jane Addams and residents like Frances Perkins lived there, too, without class distinction. Many of the beneficiaries were immigrants and were therefore educated by the American-born residents, b [...]


    4. The first part of this book is simply beautiful. In it Addams provides a strange and insightful look at what it was like to grow up the daughter of a well-off miller in rural Cedarville, Illinois in the 19th century. Surprisingly for a Victorian-era social reformer, she's eminently relatable and self-reflective. She describes in detail things like a nightmare she had as a young girl where everyone in the world was dead except her, and the world depended upon her solitary work as a blacksmith to [...]


    5. As with all of my very favorite books, it's difficult for me to put into words what "Twenty Years at Hull-House" meant to me. Although I am not generally a big annotator, I was kicking myself for checking this out of the library and not having bought my own copy so that I couldn't underline, write notes, etc. At the same time, I couldn't keep myself from reading it until I bought a copy. All in all this was not too upsetting, because I definitely intend to read this book again in the future, pro [...]


    6. She taught the poor Shakespeare, and they loved it. Great work by one of my favorite feminists during an era when feminists were not welcome most places. Lincoln wrote to Ms. Addams, saying that she and her father were "The double D Addams." Lincoln noticed everything. I am always surprised when a school is named Jane Addams, and no one seems to know a thing about Jane Addams. Hopefully, someone at all the schools will fall in love with Jane Addams once her story is uncovered. This book does a g [...]


    7. I truly believe that I should be given some sort of prize for reading this book. It was an incredible bore and many times I found myself half way down the page when, to my chagrin, I would realize I'd been thinking about what I'd make for dinner and I'd have to start all over again at the top. Other times I just plunged ahead. There were a few amusing bits such as when Miss Addams gloats over her achievement of getting Chicago drug stores to stop selling cocaine to children.


    8. Some scattered thoughts: I don't often have a desire to meet authors, even of my favorite books, because I can't imagine what we'd talk about really. But Jane Addams is somehow a different matter - her graciousness shines through her writing and her concerns for each individual among the urban masses, her eye for their potential, whether nourished in wealth or stunted in poverty or vice versa, and her creativity in seeking if not solution, at least amelioration, to struggle or wound. She was a r [...]


    9. "In the unceasing ebb and flow of justice and oppression we must all dig channels as best we may, that at the propitious moment somewhat of the swelling tide may be conducted to the barren places of life" (44).


    10. While I rate the book a three, I rate Jane Addams herself a five. She was born privileged and after graduating from college and spending time in Europe she felt herself to be useless; all this book knowledge but not doing anything actually of use in the world. She always did want to live among and help the poor and this is what she eventually does. She buys a big house in one of the worst neighborhoods in Chicago and sets out to be of use. This book chronicles the first twenty years of the settl [...]


    11. Fascinating to read the history of the nation's most prominent settlement house from the point of view of its activist founder. Jane Addams' vision is astounding -- and though she was able to accomplish this because she came from a wealthy, educated family, it wasn't "charity." She listened to the people she served and created programs that would enable them to lead more healthy and dignified lives -- from classes in sanitation, electricity and Shakespeare to English lessons and healthy meals. T [...]


    12. I wanted to read this, but I'm pretty glad it's over. I was interested in the information, but the prose is awful dense. It was just a slog to get to the meat, and I'm not sure I learned as much as I'd hoped. Interesting time to be reading it though.


    13. Jane Addams looks back on 20 years at Hull House a settlement house in Chicago that she founded to ameliorate the effects of industrialization and immigration. These houses were set up in different cities throughout the country by people who were either rich or had access to money and wanted to dedicate their lives to charity. Addams championed the downtrodden, victimized and oppressed who were taken advantage of by unscrupulous bosses, people and even criminals. Conditions faced by immigrants i [...]


    14. A book that is as relevant today as the era it chronicles. It is a Herculean effort fraught with all manner of frustrations to alleviate human suffering in times of economic deprivation. Just to supply many thousands of people with the bottom rung of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs is difficult, but to educate, enrich the mind and elevate the spirit during times of economic hardship is insuperable. Throughout the history of the industrialized world humans are caught in a whirlpool of misery while te [...]


    15. I found an old (1945) copy at a sale. As a public health nurse I have always heard about Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago. Jane Addams with her friend Ellen Starr founded the Hull House in 1989. The purpose was to provide social, public health, and advocacy services to the low income people (mostly immigrants) in the area. Hull House is recognized as the model for social service reform in this country. Accomplishments include improving sanitation (ie:garbage collection and sewage dispos [...]


    16. This tiny little book took me months to get through and I could not usually read more than 10 or so pages in 1 sitting. But, it was very worth trudging through. It is dense, but it is so historically packed with info on the history of social services, labor movements, women's rights, immigration, poverty, democracy, grassroots organizing, and Chicago and the mid-west. The "settlement movement" as it is referred to in the book, encompasses the many social services that exist today, but highlights [...]


    17. Jane Addams as a social worker: five starsJane Addams as a writer: three starsAt times meandering and inconsequential, its best moments illuminate why we should engage in social work in the first place.



    18. Very disorganized and hard to get through, but there are some details that make it worth slogging through.


    19. This was so interesting and even uplifting to read in this time of Trumpery. She left us an incredible legacy.


    20. A modest, thoughtful look at Chicago's innovative Hull House Settlement as well as a fascinating glimpse into the personal development and accomplishments of Jane Addams. I wound up really liking and relating to Jane Addams as a person--occasionally, her reflections on her own foibles, naivete, and growth are hilarious. And the political and community work done by Hull-House--the empowerment framework in which it was done, before there was the word 'empowerment'-- was astonishing. I should have [...]


    21. I am a great admirer of Jane Addams and her work creating the first settlement house in the United States, Hull-House, for Chicago’s urban poor in 1889. I went into reading this book hoping to learn more about the settlement movement and Ms. Addams’s role as America’s first social worker.Twenty Years at Hull House was written by Jane Addams because several inaccurate biographies had been written and Addams wanted to ”set the record straight.” In the first quarter of the book Addams inu [...]


    22. The book is not light reading, but is not a difficult read, either. I found the material extremely informative and enlightening, especially since I have spent more than 20 years as a State PTA leader. The events of this book overlap and deal with many of the same issues as why the National PTA was founded.d labor issues, poor public education, the importance of the arts, an understanding of other cultures, etc. Jane Addams has long been one of my socio-political heroines. She put into action her [...]


    23. I read Twenty Years at Hull-House due to my interest in the literature of the American Progressive era and in preparation for visiting the Hull-House Museum in Chicago, which I did today after finishing up the book on the train ride over. It was a lovely and informative visit, although I was quite sad that almost every building in the original Hull-House development was destroyed in 1963 to make way for the University of Illinois at Chicago student center. (A seventy-year-old historic community [...]


    24. More than just a chronicle of the first two decades of Hull-House, the experimental social improvement site Jane Addams established in the late 19th century in one of Chicago's many impoverished immigrant quarters, this book is a spirited defense of pluralistic and democratic ideals. It is a plea for world citizens to hold their nations accountable when they run astray of democracy. And unfortunately, though under-served urban neighborhoods are increasingly populated by African Americans and Lat [...]


    25. Well, since Nick read this book about a year ago, and was deeply influenced by Jane Addams's thinking, TYAHH has been on my short list for awhile. Because Addams has become so important to Nick, he's talked about her with me a lot; as a result, reading TYAHH for the first time felt like a familiar experience. Perhaps I'd be giving an additional star if my reading were a mind-blowing first encounter with JA; however, that's not to say that I didn't enjoy the book. My favorite chapters were the on [...]


    26. Reading about the creation and evolution of one of America's greatest "settlements" was very interesting on several different levels. Being in a similar line of work, I was intrigued to note how many differences and similarities there are between serving the poor, mostly immigrant, class one hundred years ago and now. Many of their problems then are their problems now, but one big difference is that it was the likes of Jane Addams who worked hard and took great personal risks to persuade governm [...]


    27. One of the most amazing women in history, Jane Addams led an extraordinary life dedicated to helping those around her. This beautiful piece is an incredible look into her brainchild, the Hull House in Chicago. It was here that Jane, along with Ellen Gates Starr, reinvented community activism through their fight for equality for the immigrants of the region. This is an in-depth look at the trials and successes she encountered while building her settlement house from the ground up. The beauty of t [...]


    28. This is an important book, though often a sluggish read. Addams was a social reformer, after all, but not an artist - her prose is often excessively wordy and awkward, especially when she's describing more abstract topics. But when she writes specific anecdotes about Hull-House residents and associates, the passages are wonderfully vivid and moving. And her discussions of meeting Tolstoy and, later, fighting against claims that Hull-House promoted anarchy (as damning then as an accusation of Com [...]


    29. Jane Addams is an American legend. She should be on the $20 bill. Here she shares her experience running her flagship "Settlement House" - a social center, a direct service HQ, a cultural hub, and a civic laboratory --for two decades at the turn of the century. There are some timeless civic engineering lessons and insights into urban life a hundred years ago, but it's buried underneath much era-specific filler. However, it's worth a read just to be inspired by Jane Addams' vision and humane mora [...]


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