Best Books of the Month Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Janet Jackson All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Grocery Introducing Handmade New Kitchen Scale from AmazonBasics Amazon Gift Card Offer hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage  McCartney Fall Arrivals in Amazon Outdoor Clothing Retro Toys Deal

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $67.00
  • Save: $7.45 (11%)
Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
The Selected Papers of Ja... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 1: Preparing to Lead, 1860-81 Hardcover – November 8, 2002

1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$55.05 $49.95

"Tough As They Come" by Travis Mills and Marcus Brotherton
Gutsy, honest and filled with humor Travis' story is one of hope and resilience. Check out "Tough As They Come", by Travis Mills and Marcus Brotherton. See more inspirational military biographies
$59.55 FREE Shipping. Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 1: Preparing to Lead, 1860-81
  • +
  • The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: Vol. 2: Venturing into Usefulness
Total price: $137.55
Buy the selected items together


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Selected Papers of Jane Addams (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (November 8, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252027299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252027291
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,155,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Freeport says on April 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Selected Papers of Jane Addams Volume 1, Preparing to lead 1860-81,edited by Mary Bryan, Barbara Blair and Maree De Angury is published by University of Illinois Press. It is 650 pages, has 47 illustrations (including a map of Mill Street, Cedarville as of 1875 by Ronald Beam). It has documents for the time in question including letters, school essays, school speeches and other documents concerning Jane Addams.

The earliest document is a letter from Jane at age 8 to her sister, Alice, dated 1868. It reads in part:

Dear Sister Alice,

As I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am wel at pressent hopin that you are the same.

Yes, Jane at age 8 was a poor speller. The reproduced report cards shows Jane got a 59 in spelling at age 5. There is hope for the bad spellers.

Volume 1 ends with her Valedictorian address given to Rockford Female Seminary school in June, 1881. That speech starts:

To the Citizens of Rockford:

In a quiet part of your busy city for four years a class of girls have lived, studied some, planned and dreamed much more, and to all appearances have added nothing to the society or working force of your citizens.

The documents cover only 354 pages of the book. The first 81 pages of the book include acknowledgments of 8 pages, an introduction of 20 pages, and 3 pages on editorial method. The bibliography is 40 pages and is very comprehensive. The remainder of the book contains biographical profiles. They are well done and include Addams family members and close associates such as Ellen Star.

Mary Bryan, the major editor, also did the microfilm edition of the Jane Addams papers that was published a few years back.

This book is a delight.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: volunteer, books biography