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ISBN-13 9780205017164ISBN-10 0205017169
ISBN-10 0205598404ISBN-13 9780205598403
Author(s): Sandra Opdycke
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 264

A presentation of Jane Addams' story in clear non-technical language, focusing primarily on her philosophy and achievements, and on their significance in her own time and in ours.

Jane Addams devoted her life to working for social change. Today, more than 70 years after her death, she still compels our attention because of her coherent and humane social vision, and because of the manifold ways in which she worked to apply that vision to the problems of her time. Sandra Opdycke's biography brings Addams' life and work alive for students and general readers in a way no author has before.

Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.