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Addams discusses her childhood, the influence of her father and Lincoln, and her early thoughts on morality and responsibility to the community.
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Addams' autobiographical account of her education at Rockford College and her travels in Europe.This is the second of six articles excerpted from Twenty Years at Hull-House.
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Addams writes about finding a location for her settlement and the early days of settling into the neighborhood and developing the ideas for their work.This is the third of six articles excerpted from Twenty Years at Hull-House.
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Addams describes the poverty of the Hull-House neighborhood in the early days of her work there. She discusses the lack of security and loneliness of the elderly, as well as child labor.