To solve these problems, the Hull House set in motion many different reforms in Chicago that eventually spread to places elsewhere (Foner, 720). These settlement houses created by Jane Addams were so essential to women during the Progressive Era because they produced so many other prominent Progressive figures who went on to achieve great accomplishments towards the rights for women and helped spread female activism throughout the
Throughout centuries we as a country have gone through all sorts of changes and developed laws and acts that have now to this day benefited one another in a sense of equality for receiving the same amount of chance as the next individual. The history of nursing dates back as far as the early 1700’s, when the first general hospital opened. The African American history of nursing started in 1793 when the “Free African Society” was founded, they recruited free African American volunteers to care for the citizens when a shortage of nurses occurred due to the outbreak of yellow fever. During this time instead of being rewarded for their help, a publisher named Matthew Carey bashed the volunteers and perceived them as drunks and cheats in his 1794 pamphlet, “A Short Account of the Malignant Fever Lately Prevalent in Philadelphia with a Statement of the Proceedings that Took Place on the Subject in the Different Parts of the United States”. The Free African society was not damaged but rather gave a positive outlook on protestant nurses and was later then acknowledge for civil equality and citizenship, all thanks to their leaders Absalom Jones and Richard Allen for taking a stand and defending them in their
Founded by abolitionists, the organization supported a broad reform agenda, including women 's rights and pacifism. She started writing her memoirs, which her famous speech was “ Ain’t I a women”. Mrs. Truth, Frederick Douglas, and David Ruggles all paved the way for the upcoming 1900’s which would be a very important
One can not research social work without coming across the name Jane Addams. Jane’s work within the world of social reform, had a great deal of lasting power. She was at the time of her death, best known for establishing the Hull house and advocating for fair treatment of immigrant communities. Her work may have started in Chicago, but reached worldwide with her reform. Jane Addams influences had a wide reach with lasting results, the greatest being the Hull house.
Following the Market Revolution the ideals of American Womanhood were reinterpreted due to many social reforms, abolitions movements, and the fight for political equality. Many social reforms took place between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Market Revolution led to many of the social changes for women at this time. Both men and mostly single women began to find work outside of their family farms. Young girls would often find work at Lowell factories.
She embraced strong efforts to fight government corruption and actively companies for civil rights, children health, welfare, and prohibition. Kelley was responsible for providing the numerical evidence that led to state legislation mandating an eight hours work day for women in children. She did return back to school and earned her a law degree 1894. Kelly returned to New York to assume leadership of the national consumers’ league, an organization created to use the purchasing power of the consumer to support firms with good labor practices. During the time with the consumer league, she was responsible for organizing sixty different leagues in various states.
Patty Hill moved kindergarten from being teacher-based to child based. She was a nursery school and kindergarten teacher. Her work laid the foundation for the standards of kindergarten education that were adopted in the school system. Patty initiated curriculum reform that permanently changed kindergarten education in the U.S. This kindergarten was an early experiment in modern educational methods, and was honored, along with the Hill sisters, at the Chicago World 's Fair in
Florence Kelley was born September 12, 1859 in Philadelphia PA. Kelley was a political reformer, who fought for the rights of women and children. Florence Kelly has made great contributions to society, and paved the way for future social workers, yet providing information from her earlier discoveries that I may use to in my practice as a social worker. According to Drier., “Kelly was brought up in an activist family”. Her father was U.S congressman, a social activist, who fought for the rights of men and women. Florence Kelley was a leader in the organization to prevent sweatshops, a pioneer in advocating for working women, the implementing minimum wage and, the eight hour day ( P.Dreir, 2012, p.71).
Not long after that, she helped free her parents, setting them in Auburn, New York. In the year 1858 she met the abolitionist John Brown, who had said she had been one of the best people he met. Not only did she save about 300 slaves, but she also guided the Combahee River Raid liberating over 700 people. Since the Civil War started she served there as a nurse, cook, scout, and even a spy for the Union Army. This wasn’t it she also was the first woman to lead an armed army.
In the preface of this book, the author explains us that instead of telling a story set in the countryside in the past, she thought about 'how deep might be the romance in the lives of some of those who elbwoed [her] daily in the busy streets of the town in which [she] resides '. Indeed Gaskell was living in Manchester at the time, a focal point of the industry during the Victorian Era. As described on the Gaskell Society website, the author was 'an active humanitarian ', and observed the works and lives of the Mancunians. When writing North & South, she probably again wanted to raise public awareness of the social conditions during the period of industrial revolution and race to progress. Through a love story and the lives of ordinary people, Gaskell offers a non-judgemental social statement of the everyday Victorian and industrial life, with
In the Chicago Tribune, August 1, 2000, Darryl E. Owens (Knight Ridder) writes about a birthing practice used for thousands of years that has made a renewed entrance into American Healthcare entitled, “Childbirth ‘Doulas’ Take Root” (Owens, 2000). I found this article to be very interesting as I am studying to enter nursing school, and I have a desire to work as a nurse in women’s health, especially obstetrics. This article describes a different approach to preparing and supporting expecting families before, during and immediately after childbirth. The author, Darryl E. Owens is an editorial writer specializing in criminal justice, race relations, and social services for the Chicago Tribune, and has also featured articles in Teen Magazine. For this article he has researched the history of doulas, and their low tech insertion in the high tech practice of obstetrics increases to support his authority on the subject.