Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life

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AFTERWORD

Return to Cedarville

'Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form.
"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."

I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail,
Poisoned in the bushes an' blown out on the trail,
Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn.
"Come in, " she said,
"I'll give
you shelter from the storm."

I've heard newborn babies wailing like a mournin' dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love.
Do I understand your question, man is it hopeless and
Forlorn
"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm
."

— "SHELTER FROM THE STORM,"
WORDS AND MUSIC BY BOB DYLAN

JANUARY 6, 2001. I'm in Chicago, where the Society for Christian Ethics is meeting. Having completed my part of the program, I dragoon a friend who has both a free day and a good automobile, and my

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • 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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