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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jane Addams  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Addams was born in Cedarville. She was the founder and life-long director of the Hull-House in Chicago, a social settlement house.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jane Addams was a prolific and elegant writer who wrote extensively on social issues. She was the founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

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-- *Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990 *Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012