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Peace and Bread in Time of War

ISBN-10: 0252070933
ISBN-13: 9780252070938
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/24/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Jane Addams was born Laura Jane Addams in Cedarville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860. She graduated from Rockford Female Seminary with the hope of attending medical school. Her father opposed her unconventional ambition and, in an attempt to redirect it, sent her to Europe. In London, Addams was moved by the work done at Toynbee Hall, a settlement house. Upon her return to the United States, she began her lifelong fight for the underprivileged, women, children laborers, and social reform. In the space of four years she received Yale University's first honorary doctorate awarded to a woman, published her first book, was the first woman president of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections, and was elected vice president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. In 1915 she became the first president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. With Ellen G. Starr, Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, a renowned settlement house dedicated to serving the disadvantaged and the poor. Addams went on to author twelve books, including Twenty Years in Hull House, Newer Ideals of Peace, and Peace and Bread in Time of War. The latter title was written to protest the U.S.'s involvement in World War I and was based on Addams's experience assisting Herbert Hoover in sending relief supplies to women and children in enemy nations. Hospitalized following a heart attack in 1926, Addams could not accept in person the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1931. She was the first American woman to receive the honor. Addams died in 1935.

KATHERINE JOSLIN is a professor of English at Western Michigan University. She is the author of Jane Addams, a Writer's Life and Edith Wharton (Women Writer's Series). Publication supported by the Coby Foundation, Ltd.

Introduction
Preface
At the Beginning of the Great War
The Neutral Conference plus the Ford Ship
President Wilson's Policies and the Woman's Peace Party
A Review of Bread Rations and Woman's Traditions
A Speculation on Bread Labor and War Slogans
After War Was Declared
Personal Reactions during War
In Europe during the Armistice
The Aftermath of War
A Food Challenge to the League of Nations
In Europe after Two Years of Peace
Afterword
Appendix
Index

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