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