Jane Addams: Pioneer in American Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration

  • Patricia M. ShieldsEmail author
Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 10)


This chapter explores Jane Addams influence on the emerging fields of Social Work, Sociology, and Public Administration in the United States. All three fields began in response to social problems of the late 19th and early 20th century. The advent of railroads and factories led to rapidly expanding wealth, urbanization and industrialization throughout the United States.


Social Justice Public Administration Social Ethic Public Sociology Participatory Democracy 
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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