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Jane Addams

(1860—1935) American social reformer, feminist, and pacifist

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Anti-imperialist League.

Anti-imperialist League.  

Founded in 1899 to oppose U.S. annexation of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War, the Anti-imperialist League was the largest lobbying organization on a U.S. foreign-policy issue ...
Fannie Barrier Williams

Fannie Barrier Williams  

(b. 12 February 1855; d. c.1944), reform activist.Fannie Barrier Williams recognized that racism played a key role in the social, political, and economic oppression of African Americans. She also ...
Florence Kelley

Florence Kelley  

(1859–1932), social reformer.Kelley was born into a patrician Philadelphia Quaker and Unitarian family, the daughter of William Darrah Kelley, a leading Republican party politician, and Caroline ...
Industrial Diseases and Hazards.

Industrial Diseases and Hazards.  

America's rise to industrial supremacy came at great human cost. Throughout the technological revolution that unfolded between the 1820s and World War I, mechanization and the harnessing of steam and ...
Settlement Houses

Settlement Houses  

African American women were a vital part of the leadership of the settlement house movement, founding and organizing settlement institutions in an effort to better the conditions of members of ...
suffragette

suffragette  

Were feminists who adopted militant methods to campaign for the parliamentary vote for women. Though by far the most famous members of the women's movement before 1914, their contribution to winning ...

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