JANE ADDAMS : A Centennial Reader by Emily Cooper-Ed. Johnson

JANE ADDAMS : A Centennial Reader

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For a united celebration to honor Jane Addams the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and those connected with settlement and social work have brought together extracts from her written work for this volume to re-introduce her to old friends and to make her known to new readers. William O. Douglas Ashley Montagu, Roger N. Baldwin, John Haynes Holmes and others have contributed opening sections for the selections which are arranged in the following categories: social work, social settlements, activities and experiences at Hull-House, the story of the ""Devil Baby"", social justice, the position of women, child welfare, the arts, trade unions and labor, civil liberties and international peace. Here from various magazines, articles, and books, are displayed the thought and personality of the woman whose belief in the democratic ideal, championship of the underprivileged, years of public service and unremitting effort, have made her and her work a part of our permanent heritage. There should be library, professional and student interest in this and the recognition of the centennial might rouse a general one.

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1960
Publisher: Macmillan