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Academic Activism: Social Science and Social Reform in Progressive-Era Chicago

Anya Jabour

in Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042676
eISBN:
9780252051524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042676.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 4 examines Breckinridge’s participation in social reform in the Progressive era. In conjunction with Jane Addams and other women reformers associated with Hull House, Breckinridge advocated ... More


The Urban Milieu: Evolutionary Theory and Social Reform in Progressive Chicago

Etienne S. Benson

in Surroundings: A History of Environments and Environmentalisms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226706153
eISBN:
9780226706320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706320.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes the adoption of the concept of environment by urban reformers in the United States between the 1890s and the 1920s. It shows how Jane Addams and other leaders of the settlement ... More


Capitalism

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines how Max Weber's time in Chicago shaped his views on capitalism. Chicago in 1904 was the world's fifth largest urban center (behind London, New York, Paris, and Berlin). The city ... More


New Institutions for a New Environment: Pedagogical Space in the Progressive City

Sharon Haar

in The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the growing development of higher education vis-à-vis urban expansion. Two growing institutions—the Hull-House Social Settlement and the University of Chicago—but were ... More


Classrooms off the Expressway: A New Mission for Higher Education

Sharon Haar

in The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the conflicted history behind the construction of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC). During the 1950s, Mayor Richard J. Daley opted to construct a school in ... More


Character’s Conduct: Spaces of Interethnic Emulation in Jane Addams’s “Charitable Effort”

James B. Salazar

in Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes up the problems of emulation and exemplification in the reform of character by examining Jane Addams's critique and rearticulation of the character-forming effects of the class ... More


City as Laboratory: Hull-House and the Rise of the Chicago School

Sharon Haar

in The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the role of higher education in the form of two institutions—the Hull-House Social Settlement and the University of Chicago—in the study of urban development. The Hull-House ... More


Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Louise W. Knight

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography reveals Addams's early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In this book we observe a ... More


Claims 1894

in Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Throughout the fall of 1894, as Addams coped with Hull House's shaky finances, edited Maps, polished her essay on the labor movement and tried to start an essay on the Pullman Strike, she and the ... More


Cosmopolitanism Cut Short: The Illinois Immigrants Commission, 1919-1921

Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson

in Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 19081929

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033617
eISBN:
9780813039718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033617.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Despite the presence of Jane Addams and Hull-House, Grace Abbott, Sophonisba Breckinridge, and the Immigrants' Protective League (IPL) and several other well-organized immigrant organizations, ... More


Finding a Niche in Chicago and St. Louis

Ann Flesor Beck

in Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043406
eISBN:
9780252052286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043406.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 provides more details about the organizations and institutions, often associated with the Progressive Era, that provided educational, social, and cultural guidance and language instruction ... More


Pragmatist Ethics: Evolution, Experiment, and Social Progress

Trevor Pearce

in Pragmatism's Evolution: Organism and Environment in American Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226719887
eISBN:
9780226720081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720081.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter demonstrates that John Dewey, George Herbert Mead, Jane Addams, and W. E. B. Du Bois, building on the experimental approach defended by philosophers such as William James and economists ... More


“Model of the Modern Urban University”: The New Spatial Form of the Chicago Circle Campus

Sharon Haar

in The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter details the various architectural considerations and nuances behind the construction of the urban campus of the time—the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC), so named because ... More


From Juvenile Delinquency Research to Child Guidance

Alice Boardman Smuts

in Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how the Hull House residents and Chicago clubwomen led the campaign to establish the first juvenile court in the nation in 1899. Ten years later they arranged for an ... More


Wartime Americanization in the States: New York, California, and Massachusetts 1917–1918

Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson

in Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 19081929

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033617
eISBN:
9780813039718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033617.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The United States fought in World War I for less than two years, but those 19 months between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, were an intense and transforming period for America. The ... More


The “Youth” Problem

David Nasaw

in Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025293
eISBN:
9780197559956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025293.003.0012
Subject:
Education, History of Education

In the 1830s, the European visitors had been appalled by the behavior of American children—and their parents. The children were undisciplined, ... More


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