Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration

  • Patricia Shields

Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration

  3. Texts by Jane Addams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Patricia M. Shields
      Pages 90-92
    3. Patricia M. Shields
      Pages 93-95
    4. Patricia M. Shields
      Pages 109-119
    5. Patricia M. Shields
      Pages 121-130
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      Pages 131-133
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      Pages 135-142
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      Pages 143-147
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      Pages 149-150
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      Pages 151-156
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      Pages 157-158
    12. Patricia M. Shields
      Pages 159-169
    13. Patricia M. Shields
      Pages 173-183
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 185-200

About this book


This book examines the life and works of Jane Addams who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams was an international leader of the women's peace movement and is noted for spearheading a first-of-its-kind international conference of women at the Hague during World War I. She helped to found and led the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom. She began her public life as a leader of the U.S. progressive era (1890 - 1920) social reform movement. She combined theory and action through her settlement work in the, often contentious, immigrant communities of Chicago. She developed innovative theories of democracy and peace, which were advanced through extensive public speaking engagements, 11 books and hundreds of articles. While this book focuses on Addams contributions to peace it also shows how her eclectic interests led to her pioneering efforts in fields - sociology, American pragmatism, public administration and social work - each traces its origin to this period.


Jane Addams Nobel Peace Prize Peace Activist Pragmatist Feminist Progressive Reformer

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Shields
    • 1
  1. 1.Political ScienceTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50644-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50646-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-5579
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-5587
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