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Jane Addams

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

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Chicago Renaissance

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 ...
Crystal Eastman

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 ...
David Starr Jordan

David Starr Jordan  

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(1851–1931),first president and chancellor of Stanford University (1891–1916), which he helped make into a major American university. Besides his scientific works on fishes, he was the author of The ...
Denton Jaques Snider

Denton Jaques Snider  

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(1841–1925),teacher in St. Louis schools, was a follower of W.T. Harris and the St. Louis school of Idealism, in propounding the philosophy of Hegel. His books include Psychology and ...
draft resistance and evasion

draft resistance and evasion  

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Civil disobedience directed at government authorities responsible for administering a system of compulsory military service (draft resistance) and the measures taken to avoid draft registration and ...
Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch  

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(1867–1961)Balch was an American sociologist who pioneered the concept of role and the use of statistical techniques in sociology. She carried out important comparative analyses of immigrant life in ...
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 ...
George Herbert Mead

George Herbert Mead  

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(1863–1931)Influential American pragmatist. Mead was educated at Oberlin College, graduating in 1883. He subsequently studied at Harvard, Leipzig and Berlin. From 1891 he worked at Michigan, where he ...
Gertrude Carman Bussey

Gertrude Carman Bussey  

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(1888–1961)Gertrude C. Bussey was born on 13 January 1888 in New York City. Bussey first attended Barnard College of Columbia, and received her BA in 1908 from Wellesley College. ...
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 ...

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