Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life

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INDEX
Abolitionism, 212
Acocella, Joan, 24
Addams, Anna Haldeman (stepmother), 15, 35, 36, 62, 67, 68, 103, 125
Addams, Jane
acknowledged authority in Chicago, 93-94
African Americans and, 193
anarchism and, 16, 194-195, 197-199
around-the-world trip, 245
Averbuch affair and, 197-199
balanced imagination and, 44
belief in "growing good," 31-32
biographical sketch, 15-17
biographies of, 17, 21-22
bread-giver image of women, 43-44, 157-158
bullfight in Madrid and, 17
Cedarville and, 2-7, 252
character of, 150-152
childhood and youth of, 33-37, 43-51, 52, 55, 56-59, 61, 80, 120-121, 125-126
children and, compassionate care for and understanding of, 5-6, 121, 122, 123-124, 125-126, 128-129, 135-138, 139-145
Christmas message "to the women of the world," 245
on cities and Chicago, 130-133, 135-136
civic housekeeping concept. See Civic housekeeping
Civil War and, 53
correspondence of, 34, 173-174
cosmopolitanism and, 201-203
criticism of, 16, 19-21, 188-189, 193-194, 211, 212, 231-235
on death, 119-121, 175
death of, 17, 248
death of father, 15, 62, 66-67, 101
death of Mary Addams, 101-103
death of mother, 3, 15, 36, 101
democracy and, 21, 55, 72, 221, 249
Devil Baby phenomenon and, 176-180
dogmatism and, 59-61
on education, 69-70, 131
in Egypt, 119-120, 121
essays. See Essays
on ethical aspects of beauty and ugliness, 127-129, 130-131
on ethical value of theater, 137-138
ethic of, 64
European trips. See European trips
on fairy tales, 179
family and social claims, 87, 97, 101-117, 173, 174
fiction and, 28-29
fight against political corruption, 181-182, 184-186
as form-giver, 31-32, 34, 43-46, 48
on freedom and self-control, 134-135
funeral and burial, 248-249
given name, 3, 15
gravesite and headstone inscription, 7-8, 221, 252
George Haldeman and, 48-49, 51, 77, 103
handicrafts and, 3-4
health of, 17, 239, 246, 247-248; back surgery, 15, 54, 67, 77, 103; neurasthenia, 19-20, 54
honors and awards, 17, 212, 247
Herbert Hoover and, 16-17, 234, 240
Hull-House and. See Hull-House
on human relationships, 174-175
interpretations and assessments of, 17-28
John Addams's influence on, 2, 36-37, 49-51
justice and, 60-61, 199
later years of, 245-248
Abraham Lincoln and, 52-53, 55
literary influences on, 28, 35; Matthew Arnold, 155-156; childhood readings, 80; Thomas De Quincey, 58, 69; George Eliot, 29, 31, 45, 46, 80, 82-85, 86, 104; Nathaniel Hawthorne, 51-52; Walter Pater, 54; Pilgrim's Progress, 4, 40-43; readings while at Rockford Female Seminary, 45, 57-58, 59
marriage and, 67, 77
moral development philosophy, 82-85, 123-124
on moral evolution, 108-113

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  • Also by Jean Bethke Elshtain *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Credits xi
  • Chronology xiii
  • Books by Jane Addams xvii
  • Hull-House Firsts xix
  • Preface - Interpreting a Life xxi
  • Introduction - Looking for Jane Addams's America 1
  • 1 - The Snare of Preparation 15
  • 2 - One Pilgrim's Progress 33
  • 3 - Imagining Hull-House 65
  • 4 - The Family Claim and the Social Claim 89
  • 5 - Compassion without Condescension 119
  • 6 - Woman's Remembering Heart 149
  • 7 - Life Has Marked Us with Its Slow Stain 181
  • 8 - Solidarity Which Will Not Waver 211
  • Afterword 251
  • Notes 255
  • Index 319
  • About the Author 329
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