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Author Bobick, Ruth, author.

Title Six remarkable Hull-House women / by Ruth Bobick.

Publication Info. Portsmouth, New Hampshire : Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  361.92 BOBICK    Check Shelf
Description xii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Industrialization, an influx of immigrant labor, and the spread of city slums, together with a lack of opportunity for the first generation of college women, contributed to the rise of social settlements. Hull-House brought help and hope to impoverished workers, while providing employment for residents through such services as a kindergarten, evening classes, music school, and gymnasium. Confronted with the harsh living conditions of neighboring women and children, settlement reformers turned first to the city, then to state and federal legislatures. No more admirable women could have been assembled in the struggle for social justice than the six of Jane Addams, Julia Lathrop, Florence Kelley, Alice Hamilton, and Grace and Edith Abbott. -- Provided by publisher.
Contents The Hull-House settlement -- Crisis of 1893-1894 -- Jane Adams -- Julia Lathrop -- Florence Kelley -- Hull-House maps and papers -- Alice Hamilton -- The Progressive era -- More new organizations: Florence Kelley and the Consumers League ; Julia Lathrop and the Children's Bureau -- Pacifism and World War I -- The twenties : Grace Abbott, Second Head of the Children's Bureau ; Edith Abbott, Dean of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration -- Afterword: the New Deal.
Subject Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932.
Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932.
Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970.
Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939.
Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957.
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) -- History.
Social settlements -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957. (OCoLC)fst00011780
Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939. (OCoLC)fst00101797
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. (OCoLC)fst00042421
Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970. (OCoLC)fst00091774
Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932. (OCoLC)fst00018640
Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932. (OCoLC)fst00284777
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) (OCoLC)fst00520642
Social settlements. (OCoLC)fst01123320
Women social reformers. (OCoLC)fst01178540
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781942155102 (hbk.)
1942155107 (hbk.)
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