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Addams, Jane (1860-1935)

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is social activist Jane Addams.


Six Superlative Sources

· Allen F. Davis, American Heroine: The Life and Legend of Jane Addams (Oxford University Press, 1973).

· James Weber Linn, Jane Addams: A Biography (Macmillan Company, 1935; University of Illinois, 1935).

· Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull-House, Introduction by Victoria Bissell Brown (Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999).

· Jane Addams, Democracy and Social Ethics, Introduction by Charlene Haddock Seigfried (University of Illinois, 2002).

· Jane Addams, The Long Road of Women's Memory, Introduction by Charlene Haddock Seigfried (University of Illinois, 2002).

· Jean Bethke Elshtain, ed., The Jane Addams Reader (Basic Books, 2002).

Other Excellent Sources

· Dorothy Ross, "Gendered Social Knowledge: Domestic Discourse, Jane Addams, and the Possibilities of Social Science," Gender and American Social Science: The Formative Years, Helene Silverberg, ed. (Princeton University Press, 1998): 235-264.

· Kathryn Kish Sklar, Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 (Yale University Press, 1995).

· Mary Lynn McCree Bryan and Allen F. Davis, One Hundred Years at Hull-House (Indiana University Press, 1990).

· Mina Carson, Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 1990).

· Mary Jo Deegan, Jane Addams and the Men of the Chicago School, 1892-1918 (Transaction Books, 1990).

· Victoria Bissell Brown, "Advocate for Democracy: Jane Addams and the Pullman Strike," The Pullman Strike and the Crisis of the 1890s, Richard Schneirov, Shelton Stromquist, and Nick Salvatore, eds. (University of Illinois Press, 1999): 130-158.

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