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
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

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

  • Publish Date: 2007-01-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Jane Addams;Residents of Hull-House
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Inspired by their Progressive Era faith in social science solutions to societys problems, the residents of Hull-House collaborated on this work of sociology based on their experiences as residents of Chicagos Near West Side. The contributors to this book believed that an enlightened citizenry could be mobilized for reform, and that by publishing maps with explicit information about the wages and conditions of the working poor in Chicagos Nineteenth Ward they would educate the public and inspire reforms.

In addition to Jane Addamss own prefatory note and paper on the role of social settlements in the labor movement, contributors provided detailed, real-world analyses of the Chicago Jewish ghetto, garment workers and the sweatshops, child labor, immigrant neighborhoods in the vicinity of Hull-House, and local charities. This edition also contains eight color reproductions of the original Hull-House neighborhood maps. The year 2006 marks the one hundred and eleventh anniversary of the publication of Hull-House Maps and Papers, and the volume remains a dramatic statement about the residents shared values as well as a major influence on subsequent social surveys.

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