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The Grace Abbott reader / Grace Abbott ; edited by John Sorensen with Judith Sealander.

Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939 (Author). Sorensen, John, 1958- (Added Author). Sealander, Judith. (Added Author).
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Subject: Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939.
Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957.
Women social reformers > United States > Biography.
Women social workers > United States > Biography.
Feminists > United States.
Social justice.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780803219007
  • ISBN: 0803219008
  • ISBN: 1281958387
  • ISBN: 9781281958389
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 132 pages)
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-125) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Hull house days / Edith abbott (ca. 1952) -- Immigrant girl (1909) -- The education of foreigners in American citizenship (1910) -- The immigrant as a problem in community planning (1917) -- Problems of the immigrant girl (1917) -- The maternity and infancy revolution / Edith Abbott (ca. 1952) -- A Constitutional amendment (1920) -- Public protection for children (1924) -- Perpetuating May Day (1929) -- The next steps (1929) -- Boarding out (1930) -- The challenge of child welfare (1931) -- The real American vice (1931) -- The Washington traffic jam (1931) -- Why did child labor ever develop in America? (ca. 1933) -- Promoting the welfare of all children (1937) -- Children and the depression (pub. 1941) -- How women achieve in government / Francis Perkins (1939) -- Dorothea Dix (1926) -- Women (1933) -- The changing position of women in government (1930).
Summary: This reader features the most influential and insightful writings of Grace Abbott (1878-1939), a tireless and brilliant social reformer in the early twentieth century. These writings contributed to the development of social programs that safeguarded mothers and children, protected immigrants from abuse, and rescued child laborers from the appalling conditions of the time. Framed by reminiscences and observations on her life by her sister, Edith Abbott, and other important historical figures, these writings recapture a critical turning point-and a significant voice-in the never-ending struggle for social justice in this nation.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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