Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes
New York, Macmillan, 1910. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Published November, 1910. 8 in (20 cm) tall; xvii 462 [4 ads]. Brick red cloth with pictorial label to front cover; gilt lettering and rules to front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait photograph, three additional portrait photographs, and eight full-page black and white drawings and fifty-one smaller in-text drawings by Nora Hamilton. Tight and clean binding. Stands straight. Pages largely clean and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, salient marks, or tears; no loose pages. Clean edges. Spine ends creased, crown wrinkled, corners lightly rubbed, pages with occasional faint mark, plates with contiguous toning, endpapers a trace foxed. Regarded the founder of social work, Jane Addams (1860-1935) was a pioneer reformer, women's rights activist, world peace advocate, philosopher, author, and orator. Addams co-founded Hull-House with her partner, Ellen Gates Starr, thereby providing civic, educational, and cultural services to the largely immigrant underpriviledged in Chicago. Fighting government corruption, Addams campaigned extensively for housing, public welfare, child-labor laws, protection of women, health, sanitation, building codes, and clean air, measurably reducing death and disease in U.S. cities and achieving many firsts. Addams would go on to co-found the ACLU, found the Women's Peace Party, continue as the first president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom for twenty years, and be the first woman awarded the (shared) Nobel Peace Prize. ANB. Adelman p.293. Elshtain xiii-xxi. Jane Addams: A Centennial Reader v-xix. Nobelprize online. Very good+ with no dust jacket.
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