In Jane Addams’s effort to try to assimilate immigrants into the American culture, she targeted the immigrant children first. Addams believed if the children became assimilated, the adults would follow suit. Hull House offered cooking classes and adolescents often took them so they could learn how...
... middle of paper ...
...nted them to become American and lose the culture of their homeland. Throughout the century of immigration, immigrants reacted differently once they got to America. Some people, like the Irish for example, engrossed themselves in American culture and politics. The Chinese on the other hand lived in China town, practically a replica of the life they left behind Addams wanted immigrants to assimilate like the Irish. She did not want them to live like the Chinese. She wanted all the cultures to come together into one unified body. She respected individual religions but wanted them unified in worship. She wanted them to speak, cook and dress like Americans. She imagined a society where immigrants could live together not as hyphenated Americans but as full-fledged Americans.
Addams, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull House. Boston: Bedford/St.Martin's, 1999.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Twenty Years at Hull-House Two Works Cited Victoria Bissell Brown's introduction to Twenty Years at Hull-House explains the life of Jane Addams and her commitment to insight social change to problems that existed during the turn of the 20th century. As a reaction to the hardships of a changing industrial society, Addams decided to establish a settlement house in the West side of Chicago to help individuals who had suffered from the cruelties of industrialization. Rejecting the philosophies that stemmed from the Gilded Age, such as social Darwinism and the belief that human affairs were determined by natural law, Addams was a progressive who wanted government to be more responsive... [tags: Twenty Years at Hull-House]
877 words (2.5 pages)
- Jane Addams and Hull House Born in Cederville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860, Jane Addams founded the world famous social settlement of Hull House. From Hull House, where she lived and worked from it’s start in 1889 to her death in 1935, Jane Addams built her reputation as the country’s most prominent women through her writings, settlement work and international efforts for world peace. In 1931, she became the first women to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Addams, whose father was an Illinois state senator and friend of Abraham Lincoln, graduated in 1881 from Rockford College (then called Rockford Women’s Seminary).... [tags: Jane Addams, Hull House]
1560 words (4.5 pages)
- ... Lectures and classes on a wide range of subjects including English, citizenship and art were offered for free by social reformers, students and university teachers like Susan B. Anthony and Frank Lloyd Wright (“Hull House” 1).Soon after, Addams and Starr were joined by Julia Lathrop, a college friend and lawyer, and Florence Kelley, a member of the Socialist Labor Party. It was because of Kelley that the Hull-House became a center for social reform. She, along with Alzina Stevens and Mary Kenney, spear headed the research of the sweating trade in Chicago which lead to the passing of the Illinois Factory Act of 1893.... [tags: immigrants, school, suffrage]
830 words (2.4 pages)
- Jane Addams was a pioneer settlement worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, leader and most important the founder of Hull House in Chicago. She had many humble goals in her life and all were successful. Addams wanted to help immigrants learn English and develop their social skill to become part of American society by educating them in the Hull Houses. She also wanted to minimize the gap between rich and poor. Addams also had a passion for children and she wanted to make sure that there was a place for young ones to be active in activates that were fun and took their mind and person away from the hardships that surrounded them.... [tags: Immigrants, Teaching]
557 words (1.6 pages)
- Chicago’s first settlement, Hull-House, created many educational opportunities for the multicultural neighboring community. The most influential settlement house during the time was located near the West Side of Chicago. While visiting Europe, Addams visited Toynbee Hall, a pioneer settlement in the high poverty center of London’s East End community. Addams created relationships with the college students that attended Toynbee Hall, and from that the group established the creation of Hull-House. Addams sought to create an influential settlement for Chicago’s West Side community, as it was comparable to the poverty stricken community surrounding Toynbee Hall.... [tags: Education, History of education, Teacher, School]
731 words (2.1 pages)
- “This Blessed House” is a story that focuses on two distinct characters that have a different perception about each other and their religious values. Sanjeev and Twinkle is a Hindu couple in an arranged marriage; these characters represent two different ways of looking at life and appreciating it. In focusing on the characterization of both characters Sanjeev and Twinkle the audience gets an understanding on the different values that Hindus and Americans share and also how religions can affect how people perceive things in life.... [tags: This Blessed House]
1169 words (3.3 pages)
- ... The next day the kitchen would be used for a cooking class, then the Workingmen's Discussion Club would meet and discus labor unions and child labor. Every day, these educated women would teach something different, such as important information that could be used for self-improvement. If a young woman decided to go into Hull House and live there, she would have to save some money to pay for her own expenses. In addition, Addams would've assigned this woman a job that was in her best interest without paying her.... [tags: progressive era, hull house experiment]
919 words (2.6 pages)
- Cell phones have turned into a vital route for Americans to convey, go on the web, and get to and share data. Another Pew Research Center report breaks down cell phone proprietorship and the dispositions and practices of cell phone proprietors, and also how these cell phones have turned into an essential route for a few clients to get to the web. The offer of Americans who claim a cell phone has considerably expanded since 2011, when Pew Research initially started looking at cell phone appropriation.... [tags: Mobile phone, Push-button telephone]
1237 words (3.5 pages)
- Comparing The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman This essay is aimed at discussing the differences between two short stories, called ‘The Withered Arm’ by Thomas Hardy and ‘Turned’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. These stories have similar plots and both deliver and contrast these in their very own clever ways. They are both based on the idea of triangular relationships, involving two women and a man. In the story ‘Turned’ there is a couple named Mr. and Mrs. Marroner, and their employee who is a young and beautiful Swedish maid who goes by the name of Gerta.... [tags: Compare Contrast Withered Hardy Turned Essays]
2749 words (7.9 pages)
- House, despite having a sexist main character and hardly and characters who are women, is my very favorite television show. When I watch (which, by the way, is every week; religiously), I do so because of the intensity and intrigue of the program. The various medical cases that the show involves keep me on my toes and excited for what is about to happen next. It wasn't until this week, however, that I noticed just how many inequalities and separations there are between men and women in the show.... [tags: Television Broadcast Comedy Analysis House]
1295 words (3.7 pages)