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Jane Addams

September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935

Inducted in 2012


A Belated Industry The American Journal of Sociology (1896)

The subjective value of a social settlement (1892)

Hull-House Maps and Papers: A Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago, Together with Comments and Essays on Problems Growing Out of the Social Conditions (1896)

"Ethical Survivals in Municipal Corruption," International Journal of Ethics (1898)

"Trades Unions and Public Duty," The American Journal of Sociology (1899)

"The Subtle Problems of Charity," The Atlantic Monthly (1899)

Democracy and Social Ethics (1902)

Child labor (1905)

"Problems of Municipal Administration," The American Journal of Sociology (1905)

"Child Labor Legislation: A Requisite for Industrial Efficiency," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (1905)

The operation of the Illinois child labor law, (1906)

Newer Ideals of Peace (1906)

National protection for children (1907)

The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets (1909)

Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes, (1910)

A new conscience and an ancient evil (1912)

With Balch, Emily Greene; and Hamilton, Alice. Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results. (1915)

The Long Road of Woman's Memory (1916)

Peace and Bread in Time of War 1922

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, the Illinois native used many methods to enact social change, including the written word. She wrote, in biographies, essays, published speeches and memoirs, on subjects ranging from politics to social ethics to war. Her autobiography Twenty Years at Hull-House is an ambitious documentation of her work founding America’s best known settlement house, and contains the ideas embodied in her struggle to achieve social justice.

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