One of the pioneers of sociology and leading female social activist in the U.S. was Jane Addams. Born on September 6, 1860 and dying on May 21, 1935, Addams lived in Chicago during the Progressive Era. Her work included being a leader of women’s suffrage, which is the right to vote, as well as being an author and a sociologist. Living in Chicago she was affiliated with the University of Chicago, even though she chose not to take a chair position as a university professor so that she could focus on adults outside of the collegiate community. As a charter […]Read more›
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