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Addams is one of the signers of a leaflet, arguing against the enlargement of the U.S. Navy. Shortened versions of this leaflet were also published in newspapers.
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Newspaper report of a leaflet Addams and others produced in opposition to the enlargement of the U.S. Navy.
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Addams offers a counter narrative to the idea that the U.S. government should limit immigration, arguing that immigrants provide benefits to society and are deserving of protections under the law.
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In a humorous effort to render the male arguments against woman suffrage absurd, Addams describes a hypothetical world in which women hold power and men are asking for the vote.
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Addams likens prison labor camps to slavery and discusses how unpaid prison labor impacts the families of the inmates.
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Addams provides an argument against literacy tests for immigrants, proposed by the Burnett Bill recently pased by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Addams defends her involvement in partisan politics and argues that philanthropy and politics must often be partners in charting a better future for families and for communities. This is the first article of a monthly, year-long series on economic…
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Addams' keynote address before the National American Woman Suffrage Association meeting in Philadelphia argues that women must have the ballot in order to maintain their moral and familial role for the betterment of society.
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In 1894, Addams gave a speech to the Chicago Woman's Club and the Twentieth Century Club about the Pullman strike. The speech was not published until 18 years later, in the November 1912 Survey. In it, she draws comparisons between the key players in…
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Addams' 1894 talk on the Pullman strike was only published in 1912 in the Survey. She analyzes the strike, drawing comparisons between George Pullman and his workers, and Shakespeare's King Lear and Cordelia.
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Addams offers a biographical justification of why she has entered politics and joined the Progressive Party.
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Addams discusses how philanthropic activities become political activities, citing instances from her own work in Chicago.
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Addams offers a biographical justification of why she has entered politics and joined the Progressive Party. The article was published in October 1912.

An excerpt from a letter by Addams, Lillian Wald and Mary McDowell to labor unions, seeking an investigation of working conditions for women and children.
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Addams' speech to the American Sociological Society argues that social interaction is the key to advancing society. In urban areas, city governments need to provide varied and organized recreations to build community.
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Addams' lecture on March 12 at the National Child Labor Committee Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, in which she discusses child labor legislation in Illinois.
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Addams talks about the settlement as a bulwark against anti-immigrant persecution, using examples of Russian anarchists.

Addams and forty-five other women petition Wilson to halt the deportation of Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Addams argues for the establishment of a federal bureau for the protection of children, especially regarding the issues of child labor and education. This is a published version of Addams' speech to the National Child Labor Committee meeting in…
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Addams testifies on the lack of statistics available to adequately analyze the welfare of children in Chicago and argues that a bureau could collect and disseminate such data.
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