An Introduction to the Life of Jane Addams -- Jane Addams: Public Philosopher, and Practicing, Feminist Pragmatist -- Jane Addams: Peace Activist and Peace Theorist -- Jane Addams: Pioneer in American Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration -- Bibliography of the Works of Jane Addams -- Breadgivers (1880) -- Cassandra (1881) -- The Settlement as a Factor in the Labor Movement (1895) -- A Modern Lear (1912) -- First Days at Hull-House (1910) -- First Days at Hull-House (1910) -- The Spirit of Social Service (1920) -- The Thirst for Righteousness (1909) -- If Men Were Seeking the Franchise (1913) -- A Modern Devil Baby (1914) -- Tolstoy and Gandhi (1931) -- Address at the International Peace Congress (1922) -- The Revolt Against War (1915) -- Through Disarmament Nations Will Substitute Political for Military Arrangements (1931) -- Patriotism and Pacifists in Wartime (1917).-.
This book examines the life and works of Jane Addams who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams was an international leader of the women’s peace movement and is noted for spearheading a first-of-its-kind international conference of women at the Hague during World War I. She helped to found and led the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom. She began her public life as a leader of the U.S. progressive era (1890 - 1920) social reform movement. She combined theory and action through her settlement work in the, often contentious, immigrant communities of Chicago. She developed innovative theories of democracy and peace, which were advanced through extensive public speaking engagements, 11 books and hundreds of articles. While this book focuses on Addams contributions to peace it also shows how her eclectic interests led to her pioneering efforts in fields - sociology, American pragmatism, public administration and social work - each traces its origin to this period..