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Jane Addams

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

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Addams, Jane

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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(1860–1935),

a founder of the settlement house movement in the United States and the Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Addams, Jane

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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(1860–1935),

reformer and sociologist, founded the Chicago social settlement, Hull-House, in 1889. Among her books are Democracy

Addams, Jane

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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(1860–1935), social worker, peace advocate.

One of the most important social reformers of the late nineteenth and early

Addams, Jane

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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(1860–1935), American social reformer, settlement house founder, pacifist, and writer.

Addams was born 6 September 1860 in Cedarville,

Addams, Jane

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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(1860–1935)

A prominent pacifist, feminist, and sociologist, Addams is perhaps best known as the founder of Hull House,

Addams, Jane

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Jane Addams (1860–1935) received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for her advocacy of international mediation in the

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World Encyclopedia

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In 1931, she became the first US woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing the prize with Nicholas

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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Jane Addams was born on 6 September 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois to parents Sarah Weber Addams and John Huy Addams.

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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founded the Chicago social settlement, Hull-House, in 1889. Among her books are Democracy and Social Ethics (1902), A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil...

Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson  

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(b. Los Angeles, 5 Feb. 1900; d. London, 14 July 1965)US; Governor of Illinois 1949–53, Democratic presidential candidate 1952, 1956 Stevenson took a BA at Princeton University and an LL B at ...
Alain Locke

Alain Locke  

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(1886–1954).Philosopher, writer, and principal theorist of the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Philadelphia, Alain LeRoy Locke graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1907. That year, he was the first ...
Alfred Henry Lloyd

Alfred Henry Lloyd  

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(1864–1927)Alfred H. Lloyd was born on 3 January 1864 in Montclair, New Jersey. He received the BA in 1886 and PhD in philosophy in 1893 from Harvard University, studying ...
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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 ...
Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman  

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1909–1986)US jazz clarinettist and bandleader, known as the ‘King of Swing’.Born and raised in Chicago, he joined the musician's union there at the age of thirteen. After many years of freelance ...
Bertha von Suttner

Bertha von Suttner  

In 1905, Bertha von Suttner (1843–1914) was awarded the prestigious, well-endowed Nobel Peace Prize. In making its first award to a woman recipient, the Nobel committee recognized Baroness von ...
Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt  

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(b. 9 Jan. 1859, d. 9 Mar. 1947).US suffragist Born at Ripon, Wisconsin, she was present at the founding of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890. As its president (1900–4 and ...
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman  

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(1860–1935)Writer and feminist, born in Connecticut. Her father abandoned the family and, unable to support themselves, they were helped by aunts, one of whom, on the father's side, was ...
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Chicago Renaissance  

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An important step toward adequate recognition of black women writers, the Chicago Renaissance has attained increasing acceptance as a center of African-American culture between the end of the Harlem ...
Christian Peace Testimony

Christian Peace Testimony  

Numerous Christian organizations advocating peace and justice engage in a range of activities. The diversity of Christian peacemaking and its current status reflects the history of three types of ...
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Crystal Eastman  

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(1881–1928), journalist, lawyer, and social investigator.Born in upstate New York, of parents who were both ministers and suffragists, educated at Vassar, Columbia, and New York University Law ...

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