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Cornelia Lynde Meigs
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1. Meigs describes Addams's early life in rural Cedarville, Illinois, and contrasts it with her adult life at Hull House in Chicago. How does the change in Addams's environment reflect the changes in American living conditions during her lifetime? Was this change easy for the country or for Addams?

What programs at Hull House reflect her own childhood interests?

2. At times the people of Chicago revere Addams, but at other times they regard her as a public enemy. Which of her actions result in each of these attitudes?

To what extent is public opinion influenced by factors beyond her control?

3. Addams's theory of social work involves living among her "clients" and expanding programs to meet their needs. Discuss subsequent activists who follow her method.

4. Addams frequently maintains her own convictions when receiving advice from people whom she respected. For example, she struggles with her conscience when Miss Anna...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Jane Addams: Pioneer for Social Justice from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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