Setting

Jane Addams: Pioneer for Social Justice begins with the arrival of Jane's parents in Rockford, Illinois, and describes Jane's...

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Literary Qualities

The work of an excellent storyteller, Jane Addams: Pioneer for Social Justice is a collection of vivid and detailed episodes. The...

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Social Sensitivity

Meigs describes Jane Addams as a woman ahead of her time, someone whose ideas were controversial throughout most of her own lifetime but...

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Topics for Discussion

1. Meigs describes Addams's early life in rural Cedarville, Illinois, and contrasts it with her adult life at Hull House in Chicago. How does...

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. Addams and her associates at Hull House actively opposed the exploitation of children in American factories, and eventually child labor...

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Related Titles / Adaptations

Meigs demonstrated her interest in biography with her prize-winning biography of Louisa May Alcott, Invincible Louisa. Meigs also...

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For Further Reference

Addams, Jane. Forty Years at Hull- House. New York: Macmillan, 1935. Issued shortly after Addams's death, this work combines into one...

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