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GRACE ABBOTT


The Grace Abbott Reader

Edited by John Sorensen with Judith Sealander

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS • LINCOLN & LONDON

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Edith Abbott and “a Sister's Memories” xxiii
  • Grace Abbott - A Biographical Timeline xxvii
  • Part I - Immigrants 1
  • Introduction - Hull House Days 3
  • One - The Immigrant Girl 7
  • Two - The Education of Foreigners in American Citizenship 10
  • Three - The Immigrant as a Problem in Community Planning 18
  • Four - Problems of the Immigrant Girl 25
  • Part II - Children 31
  • Introduction - The Maternity and Infancy Revolution 33
  • Five - A Constitutional Amendment 39
  • Six - Public Protection for Children 43
  • Seven - Perpetuating May Day 50
  • Eight - The Next Steps 53
  • Nine - Boarding Out 57
  • Ten - The Challenge of Child Welfare 59
  • Eleven - The Real American Vice 63
  • Twelve - The Washington Traffic Jam 68
  • Thirteen - Why Did Child Labor Ever Develop in America? 72
  • Fourteen - Promoting the Welfare of All Children 74
  • Fifteen - Children and the Depression 77
  • Part III - Women 81
  • Introduction - How Women Achieve in Government 83
  • Sixteen - Dorothea Dix 87
  • Seventeen - Women 94
  • Eighteen - The Changing Position of Women in Government 96
  • Postscript 105
  • Source Acknowledgments 107
  • Notes 111
  • Bibliography 123
  • Index 129
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