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.
In this published version of a speech given to the Chicago City Club on November 7, Addams discusses party politics, the viability of independent parties, and the possibilities of women's role in municipal elections in Illinois.
Using her home Nineteenth Ward in Chicago as an example, Addams explains how political corruption is born in the corruption of youth and argues for the establishment of regulated public spaces to encourage cooperative and positive relationships instead. This is the eighth article of a monthly, year-long series on economic and social reform in America and a woman's role to affect change.
Addams discusses the role of a lack of recreation for youth as a source of political corruption and argues for the establishment of regulated public spaces to encourage cooperative and positive relationships.
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 and social reform in America and a woman's roles in affecting change.
Addams explains her support for African-American delegates at the the Progressive Party Convention in Chicago. This is one of a series of articles she prepared as part of the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.
Addams explains her support of African-American delegates at the the Progressive Party Convention in Chicago. This article, which appeared in The Crisis, was one of a series of articles she prepared for the election of 1912.
Addams discusses the formation of the Progressive Party and its ideals, starting with children's needs. She notes that the party supports efforts to curb child labor, and to encourage education. This is one of a series of articles she prepared for the Central Press Association as part of the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.
Addams discusses the association in the public eye between settlements and immigrants and when immigrants are involved in high profile crimes, settlements are accused of supporting anarchism. Addams defends the role of the settlement as the bridge between immigrant communities and the American public, holding that it does not change in times of crisis.
The published version of Addams' speech to the American Sociological Society, which 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.