Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy by Jean Bethke Elshtain

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This major new interpretive biography--by one of America's foremost public intellectuals--eloquently examines Jane Addams's cultural and political influence on her time and ours
 

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Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. Among her many books are "Just War against Terror" and "Women and War".
 
Published December 10, 2002 by Basic Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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She persuasively establishes Addams’s importance as a social theorist, though that aspect of her work has sustained the most consistent attacks, by deploying extensive passages from her writings and speeches to illustrate her freethinking approach and her frequent eloquence.

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In 1931, a panel of notable American men named Jane Addams first on a list of the 12 greatest living American women.

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