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Philpott, Thomas Lee. The Slum and the Ghetto: Neighborhood Deterioration and Middle-class Reform, Chicago, 1880-1930. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Residents of Hull-House. Hull-House Maps and Papers. 1895. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Reprinted with introduction by Rima Lunin Schultz. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2007.

Schneirov, Richard. Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97. Urbana: University of Illinois, 1998.

Scott, Anne Firor. Natural Allies: Women’s Associations in American History. Urbana: University of Illinois, 1991.

Sklar, Katharine Kish. Florence Kelley and the Nation’s Work: The Rise of Women’s Political Culture, 1830-1900. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

_________ and Beverly Palmer, eds. The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Skok, Deborah A. More Than Neighbors: Catholic Settlements and Day Nurseries in Chicago, 1893-1930. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007.

Trolander, Judith Ann. Professionalism and Social Change: From the Settlement House Movement to Neighborhood Centers, 1886 to the Present. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.

__________. Settlement Houses and the Great Depression. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1975.

Wade, Louise C. Graham Taylor: Pioneer for Social Justice, 1851-1938. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964.

Wilson, Howard E. Mary McDowell, Neighbor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1928.

Woods, Robert A., and Albert J. Kennedy. Handbook of Settlements. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1911. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1970.

__________. The Settlement Horizon. New York: Russell Sage Foundation,1922. Reprinted with introduction by Judith Ann Trolander. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1990.


Selected Books about Women and European Immigration to America


Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. New Homes for Old. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. Reprinted with introduction by Steven J. Diner. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2001.

Diner, Hasia. Erin’s Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.

Ewen, Elizabeth. Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars: Life and Culture on the Lower East Side, 1890-1925. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985.

Gabaccia, Donna R. From the Other Side: Women, Gender, and Immigrant Life in the U.S., 1820-1990. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Glenn, Susan A. Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Harzig, Christiane, Maria Anna Knothe, Margareta Matovic, Deirdre Mageean, and Monica Blaschke. Peasant Maids, City Women: From the European Countryside to Urban America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Yans-McLaughlin, Virginia. Family and Community: Italian Immigrants in Buffalo, 1880-1930. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1977.


Selected Writings about the International Woman’s Movement and the Peace Movement


Addams, Jane. Peace and Bread in Time of War. New York: Macmillan Company,1922. Reprinted with introduction by Katherine Joslin. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

_________.Emily G. Balch, and Alice Hamilton, Women at The Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results. New York: Macmillan Company, 1915. Reprinted with introduction by Harriet Hyman Alonso. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

_________.“Patriotism and Pacifists in War Time.” Chicago: City Club Bulletin, 1917. Reprinted with introduction by Blanche Wiesen Cook. New York: Garland, 1972.

Alberti, Johanna. Beyond Suffrage: Feminists in War and Peace, 1914-28. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women’s Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women’s Rights. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1993.

Bussey, Gertrude, and Margaret Tims. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1965: A Record of Fifty Years' Work. London: Allen & Unwin, 1965.

Degan, Marie Louise. The History of the Woman’s Peace Party. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1939.

Foster, Catherine. Women for All Seasons: The Story of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Mead, Lucia True Ames, ed. The Overthrow of the War System.  Boston: The Forum, Publishers, 1915.

Records of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: United States Section, 1919-1959. Edited by Eleanor M. Barr. 97 reels of microfilm. Wilmington, Del.:  Scholarly Resources Inc. Published in cooperation with the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 1988.

Rupp, Leila J. Worlds of Women: The Making of an International Women’s Movement. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Papers, 1915-1978; a Guide to the Microfilm Edition. Edited by Mitchell F. Ducey.114 reels of microfilm.  Sanford, N.C.:  Microfilming Corporation of America, 1983.

Helpful Reference Works


Barbuto, Domenica, comp. The American Settlement Movement: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999.

_________.American Settlement Houses and Progressive Social Reform: An Encyclopedia of the American Settlement Movement. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1999.

Schultz, Rima Lunin, and Adele Hast, eds. Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.


Books about Jane Addams and Hull-House for Young Adults and Children


Arnold, Caroline. Children of the Settlement Houses. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1998.

Caravantes, Peggy. Waging Peace: The Story of Jane Addams. Greensboro, N.C.: Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2004.

Edge, Laura Bufano. A Personal Tour of Hull-House. Minneapolis: Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.

Fradin, Judith Bloom. Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy. New York: Clarion Books, 2006.

Harvey, Bonnie C. Jane Addams: Nobel Prize Winner and Founder of Hull-House. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1999.

Kent, Deborah. Jane Addams and Hull House. Cornerstones of Freedom Series. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1992.

Kittredge, Mary. Jane Addams. American Women of Achievement Series. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino. Peace and Bread: The Story of Jane Addams. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1993.

Meigs, Cornelia. Jane Addams: Pioneer for Social Justice. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970.

Mitchard, Jacquelyn, and Mary Jo Deegan. Jane Addams: Pioneer in Social Reform and Activist for World Peace. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1991.

Parks, Deborah. Jane Addams: Freedom’s Innovator. Alexandria, Va.: Time Life Education, 1999.

Polikoff, Barbara Garland. With One Bold Act: The Story of Jane Addams. Chicago: Boswell Books, 1999.

Raatma, Lucia. Jane Addams. Compass Point Books. Capstone Publishers, 2004.

Silverberg, Bea. Jane Addams. Amazing Americans Series. Wright Group/McGraw Hill, 2006.

Simon, Charnan. Jane Addams: Pioneer Social Worker. New York: Children’s Press, 1998.

Wagoner, Jean Brown. Jane Addams: Little Lame Girl. New York and Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1944.

Wheeler, Leslie. Jane Addams. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett, 1990.

Wise, Winifred E. Jane Addams of Hull-House. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Co., 1935.