A Sister's Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from - download pdf or read online

By John Sorensen

ISBN-10: 022620958X

ISBN-13: 9780226209586

ISBN-10: 022620961X

ISBN-13: 9780226209616

Among the good figures of innovative period reform, Edith and beauty Abbott are might be the least sung. friends, partners, and coworkers of mythical figures similar to Jane Addams and Sophonisba Breckinridge, the Abbott sisters have been approximately omnipresent in turn-of-the-century struggles to enhance the lives of the bad and the working-class those who fed the commercial engines and crowded into various urban neighborhoods. Grace’s cutting edge function as a number one champion for the rights of kids, immigrants, and girls earned her a key position within the heritage of the social justice flow. As her pal and colleague Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, Grace was once “one of the nice girls of our day . . . a distinct power which shall we anticipate to be used in battle.”

A Sister’s Memories is the inspiring tale of Grace Abbott (1878–1939), as informed via her sister and social justice comrade, Edith Abbott (1876–1957). Edith recollects in vibrant element the Nebraska adolescence, outstanding achievements, and struggles of her sister who, as head of the Immigrants’ protecting League and the U.S. Children’s Bureau, championed children’s rights from the slums of Chicago to the villages of Appalachia. Grace’s campaign can probably be most sensible summed up in her recognized credo: “Justice for all young children is the excessive excellent in a democracy.” Her efforts kept the lives of millions of kids and immigrants and better these of hundreds of thousands extra. those trailblazing social provider works led easy methods to the production of the Social protection Act and UNICEF and prompted the clicking to nickname her “The mom of America’s forty three Million Children.” She was once the 1st lady in American heritage to be nominated to the presidential cupboard and the 1st individual to symbolize the USA at a committee of the League of Nations.

Edited through Abbott pupil John Sorensen, A Sister’s Memories is destined to turn into a vintage. It shapes the varied writings of Edith Abbott right into a cohesive narrative for the 1st time and fills within the gaps of our knowing of innovative period reforms. Readers of all backgrounds will locate themselves engrossed by way of this historical past of the unstoppable, pioneer feminist Abbott sisters.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Sister's Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from the Writings of Her Sister, Edith Abbott PDF

Similar social work books

Get Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults: Best Practice and PDF

Recording talents in Safeguarding Adults is the excellent consultant to protecting actual, potent and entire documents in safeguarding adults paintings. This ebook explains why sturdy record-keeping is vital: it covers the most important abilities in recording, together with the right way to write successfully; evidential specifications while writing statements and experiences for courtroom; and minute-taking.

Download e-book for kindle: Social Protection and Social Development: International by Julie L. Drolet

The Social defense ground Initiative promotes common entry to crucial social transfers and prone. almost immediately eighty% of the worldwide inhabitants doesn't take pleasure in a collection of social promises that permits them to house life’s hazards equivalent to unemployment, ailing well-being, and typical mess ups. This publication explores the significance and necessity of social safeguard, together with key strategies, common rules and human rights, the necessity for context-specific regulations, the position of adaptive weather switch, and nation examples.

Get An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice PDF

An creation to utilizing conception in Social paintings perform equips the reader to exploit fourteen key social paintings theories to lead every one section of the deliberate swap method, from engagement via to review. compatible for a generalist process, this e-book illustrates the worth of making use of idea to perform in quite a few social paintings roles, throughout different fields and dealing with diversified demanding situations.

New PDF release: Lehrerinnen und Lehrer an heilpädagogischen Waldorfschulen:

Heilpädagogische Schulen auf anthroposophischer Grundlage finden in ihrer Arbeit vielfache Anerkennung, die theoretischen Grundlagen werden oft kontrovers diskutiert. In der vorliegenden Studie wird heilpädagogische Waldorfpädagogik erstmals aus Sicht der Lehrerinnen und Lehrer empirisch hinsichtlich eines breiten Spektrums von Fragestellungen untersucht.

Extra resources for A Sister's Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from the Writings of Her Sister, Edith Abbott

Example text

Download PDF sample

A Sister's Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from the Writings of Her Sister, Edith Abbott by John Sorensen

by Edward

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 27 votes