Twenty Years at Hull House

Jane ADDAMS (1860 - 1935)

Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In a long, complex career, she was a pioneer settlement worker and founder of Hull-House in Chicago, public philosopher (the first American woman in that role), author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. She was the most prominent woman of the Progressive Era and helped turn the nation to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, public health and world peace. She emphasized that women have a special responsibility to clean up their communities and make them better places to live, arguing they needed the vote to be effective. Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. This recording of her memoir Twenty Years at Hull-House commemorates the 100th anniversary of its publication, the 150th anniversary of Addams' birth, and was released on December 10th, the anniversary of Addams receiving her Nobel Prize. (Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth Klett)

Genre(s): Political Science, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Elizabeth Klett
00:04:17
Play 01 Chapter 1 - Earliest Impressions Elizabeth Klett
00:25:57
Play 02 Chapter 2 - Influence of Lincoln Elizabeth Klett
00:26:11
Play 03 Chapter 3 - Boarding-School Ideals Elizabeth Klett
00:27:08
Play 04 Chapter 4 - The Snare of Preparation Elizabeth Klett
00:30:52
Play 05 Chapter 5 - First Days at Hull House Elizabeth Klett
00:29:30
Play 06 Chapter 6 - Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements Veronica Jenkins
00:25:25
Play 07 Chapter 7 - Some Early Undertakings at Hull House Elizabeth Klett
00:32:19
Play 08 Chapter 8 - Problems of Poverty Floyd Wilde
00:30:25
Play 09 Chapter 9 - A Decade of Economic Discussion Elizabeth Klett
00:27:17
Play 10 Chapter 10 - Pioneer Labor Legislation in Illinois Dianne Lanning
00:53:04
Play 11 Chapter 11 - Immigrants and their Children Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:46:50
Play 12 Chapter 12 - Tolstoyism Dianne Lanning
00:32:27
Play 13 Chapter 13 - Public Activities and Investigations doublemirrors
00:38:11
Play 14 Chapter 14 - Civic Cooperation doublemirrors
00:44:36
Play 15 Chapter 15 - The Value of Social Clubs Linda Velwest
00:41:50
Play 16 Chapter 16 - Arts at Hull House Kim Stich
00:39:37
Play 17 Chapter 17 - Echoes of the Russian Revolution doublemirrors
00:36:56
Play 18 Chapter 18 - Socialized Education doublemirrors
00:37:21