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A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams

A Useful Woman The Early Life of Jane Addams Frequently recognized as one of the most influential women of the century and considered a heroine by nurses and social workers around the globe Jane Addams had to struggle long and hard to earn her

  • Title: A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams
  • Author: Gioia Diliberto
  • ISBN: 9780684853659
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Frequently recognized as one of the most influential women of the century, and considered a heroine by nurses and social workers around the globe, Jane Addams had to struggle long and hard to earn her place in history Born in 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, she lived during pivotal times when women were only beginning to create new roles for themselves ironically buildFrequently recognized as one of the most influential women of the century, and considered a heroine by nurses and social workers around the globe, Jane Addams had to struggle long and hard to earn her place in history Born in 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, she lived during pivotal times when women were only beginning to create new roles for themselves ironically building on the Victorian ideal of women as ministering angels.Focusing on her metamorphosis from a frail, small town girl into a woman who inspired hundreds of others to join her movement to serve, the poor, A Useful Woman, delves into the mysterious ailments and other troubles young Jane faced Examining for the first time Jane s physical and mental health and the effect of her father s remarriage after her mother s death, biographer Gioia Diliberto directly links Addam s proneness to depression to her inability to conform to the s of her time Also, for the first time, she examines Add s two marriage like relationships with women.

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    1 thought on “A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams

    1. Jane Addams creator of Hull House - One persons answer to societies ignoring the poor and their minds. A place within the slums for people to go and be educated. Copied and instituted throughout America and the world. Not only do you read all about Jane and her upbringing but about the bigger picture of turn-of-the-century daughters being educated in newly opened women's colleges but then expected to return to the family for marriage or spinister life caring for family. The author digs into the [...]

    2. I read this book in less than 3 days - really fascinating portrait of the early life of Jane Addams. Enjoyed learning about the difficulties she faced as a college grad trying to find a role for herself in society that was in keeping with her own internalized beliefs about women. She created a new role for herself and young women like her as well as attacked social ills head-on via the settlement movement. Very inspiring with lots of relevance to today!

    3. So interesting a time for both women and men, and at the heart of it this fascinating woman struggling against the social conventions against women working and thinking through the issues of the day.

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