Jane Addams — was an activist, community organizer, international peace advocate and a social philosopher in the United States during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The dynamics of canon formation, however, resulted in her philosophical work being largely ignored until the s. Recent work by feminist philosophers and historians has revealed that Addams was far more than a competent technician. Her dozen published books and over articles display a robust intellectual interplay between experience and reflection in the American pragmatist tradition. The near half-century that she lived and worked as the leader of the Chicago social settlement, Hull House, gave her an opportunity to bring her commitment to social improvement, feminism, diversity, and peace to direct action.
Jane Addams (1860—1935)
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A progressive social reformer and activist, Jane Addams was on the frontline of the settlement house movement in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. She later became internationally respected for the peace activism that ultimately won her a Nobel Peace Prize in , the first American woman to receive this honor. Only five of the Addams children survived infancy. Her mother died in childbirth when Addams was only two years old. He owned a successful mill, fought in the Civil War, was a local politician, and counted Abraham Lincoln among his friends. Addams also grew up with liberal Christian values and a deep sense of social mission.
Jane Addams September 6, — May 21, was an American settlement activist , reformer , social worker ,   sociologist ,  public administrator   and author. She was an important leader in the history of social work and women's suffrage in the United States and advocated for world peace. In , Addams was awarded an honorary master of arts degree from Yale University , becoming the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the school. In , she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize , and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States. In the Progressive Era , when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the most prominent reformers.
Jane Addams was called the "beloved lady" of American reform. She was a social worker, reformer, and pacifist. One of her most important accomplishments was to create a settlement house, a center that provides services to members of a poor community. Addams founded the most famous settlement house in American history, Hull House, in Chicago, Illinois. Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois, on September 6,