Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. She is the author of more than four hundred essays published in scholarly journals and journals of civic opinion and a contributing editor of the New Republic. Among her books are Women and War (1987) and Democracy on Trial (1995), both published by Basic Books. Democracy on Trial was a New York Times "Notable Book" in 1995.

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Table of contents

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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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