The Woman's Journal

Documents in this collection

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Addams explains the distribution of a circular with regards to protection to working women.
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Article describing the events of the women's meeting at the International Peace Congress in Boston that includes portions of speeches by Lucia Ames Mead, Mrs. W. P. Byles, Jane Addams, and Miss M. E. Dunhill.
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A newspaper report and excerpts from Addams' February 17 speech at the National Suffrage Convention, after the defeat of municipal suffrage for women in Chicago.
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Woman's Journal summary of Addams' Mount Holyoke commencement speech covering women's empowerment, college training and morality. The speech was given on June 19, and published on June 29, 1907.
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An excerpt from Addams' March 22 speech at Faneuil Hall to the Boston Equal Suffrage Association and the Women's Trade Union League on the changes in women's work brought about by factory work.
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Addams argues that woman suffrage is long overdue.
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An excerpt from Addams' address to the National American Woman Suffrage Association, on October 21, 1911, in Louisville, Kentucky, arguing that the desire for woman suffrage comes from women's desires for better social conditions.
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Addams discusses traditional women's roles and how they correspond to a greater need for the involvement of woman in politics.
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Addams defends her decision to support the Progressive Party in the face of criticism from woman suffrage activists who prefer non-partisan activism.
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Addams argues for woman suffrage, demonstrating the limits of influence that women can have on political affairs without the vote.
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An excerpt from Addams' November 24 speech to the National Woman Suffrage Association meeting highlights her ideas about mother's pensions, immigrant socialization, and recreation.
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An excerpt from Addams' speech to the National Woman Suffrage Association meeting in Philadelphia on November 24, 1912.
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A summary of Addams' remarks to the New York Times about the wide range of represented countries at the International Suffrage Congress.
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Addams' November 30 address at the annual meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association discusses the meaning of suffrage, the changing political climate, and the connections between politics and social improvement.