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The Greatest Works of Jane Addams - Democracy and Social Ethics The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets A New Conscience and An Ancient Evil Why Women Should Vote Belated Industry Twenty Years at Hull-House - cover

The Greatest Works of Jane Addams - Democracy and Social Ethics The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets A New Conscience and An Ancient Evil Why Women Should Vote Belated Industry Twenty Years at Hull-House

Jane Addams

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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Jane Addams (1860-1935), known as the "mother" of social work, was a pioneer American settlement activist, public philosopher, sociologist, protestor, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace.  In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States. 
Democracy and Social Ethics 
The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets 
A New Conscience and An Ancient Evil 
Why Women Should Vote 
Belated Industry 
Twenty Years at Hull-House

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