Jane Addams, first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is remembered as founder of Hull House, a Chicago institution that served needy immigrants at the turn of the 20th century. In her new book, University of Chicago professor Jean Bethke Elshtain reexamines Addams’ legacy as a public intellectual and social reformer.


  • Jean Bethke Elshtain cochair of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, is a professor at the University of Chicago.

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