Even still, I recommend the book just for what Jane Addams accomplished at Hull House. This country, if not the world at large, needs more Hull Houses.
Twenty years at hull-house. With autobiographical notes. Jane Addams, from a photograph taken in 1899 Frontispiece John H. Addams, from a photograph taken in 1880 22 Ellen Gates Starr, from a photograph taken in 1906 64 A Hull-House Interior 88 A View from a Hull-House Window 112 A Spent Old Man 154 Sweatshop Workers 198 Chicago River at Halsted Street 258 Polk Street opposite Hull-House 280 Julia.
Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr decided upon Chicago as the ideal city for their new venture. Starr had worked as a teacher in Chicago and was familiar with the city's neighborhoods; she also knew several prominent people there. The women moved to Chicago in January 1889 when Addams was 28 years old. Addams' family thought her idea was absurd, but she would not be dissuaded. She and Starr set out to find a large house situated in an underprivileged area. Jane Addams described her "Cathedral of Humanity" in her book Twenty Years at Hull House (Cambridge: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, 1910) 149. Continue Reading. Quotes From Jane Addams, Settlement House Founder and Nobel Laureate.
Twenty Years at Hull-House is Jane Addams’ autobiography until about 1910, a chronicle of the various reforms she brought to life and some of the things that changed the lives of the immigrants (9,000 a year). Hull-House was a non-political, non-religious haven for those that had no other advocate in a busy city. The story is remarkable. Jane Addams paraphrased something that I think hits home to us book bloggers and novel readers: Mr. Howells has said that we are all so besotted with our novel reading that we have lost the power of seeing certain aspects of life with any sense of reality because we are continually looking for the possible romance.
Chapter I: Earliest Impressions. by Jane Addams (1860-1935). From: Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1912 (. 910) pp. 1-22. Twenty Years at Hull-House.