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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 4, Chapter 12 Chicago, Section 4 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 4, Chapter 12 Chicago, Section 4 Summary

Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr created Hull House in the poorest section of Chicago. They initially started the house as a philanthropic venture, but soon realized that instead of doing things for the people, they needed to help the people do things for themselves. Florence Kelley joined the two women and worked very hard to keep Hull House open to the public.

Jane Addams was a good friend of Dewey, and made him look at society from a different perspective. They did not always agree with one another, but they always understood one another.

Addams had written an article about the Pullman Strike. She compared Pullman and the workers to Shakespeare's characters King Lear and Ophelia. However, because publishers and periodicals believed that she was criticizing Pullman, no one would publish the article.

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