Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life

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HULL-HOUSE FIRSTS
First Social Settlement in Chicago
First Social Settlement in the United States with men and women residents
Established first public baths in Chicago
Established first public playground in Chicago
Established first gymnasium for the public in Chicago
Established first little theater in the United States
Established first citizenship preparation classes in the United States
Established first public kitchen in Chicago
Established first college extension courses in Chicago
Established first group work school in Chicago
Established first painting loan program in Chicago
Established first free art exhibits in Chicago
Established first fresh-air school in Chicago
Established first public swimming pool in Chicago
Established first Boy Scout troop in Chicago
Initiated investigations for the first time in Chicago of truancy, typhoid fever, cocaine, children's reading, newsboys, sanitation, tuberculosis, midwifery, infant mortality, social value of the saloon
Initiated investigations that led to creation and enactment of first factory laws in Illinois
Initiated investigations that led to creation of first model tenement code First Illinois factory inspector: Hull-House resident Florence Kelley
First probation officer in Chicago: Hull-House resident Alzina Stevens
Labor unions organized at Hull-House: Women Shirt Makers, Dorcas Federal Labor Union, Women Cloak Makers, Chicago Woman's Trade Union League

Note: From the Centennial Annual Report of the Hull House Association, Chicago. (Note that although the association does not hyphenate Hull-House, Jane Addams always did; and I have followed her usage.)

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