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. This is the fifth article of a monthly, year-long series on economic and social reform in America and a woman's role to affect change.
Addams reports on the Progressive Party Convention, discussing how items were added to its platform, particularly labor and military planks, and her dismay about the conventions unjust treatment of African-Americans. This is one of a series of articles she prepared as part of the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.
Addams discusses the labor situation in Chicago and argues that the Progressive Party will support the work of trade unions. 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 lays out the Progressive Party's pledge to working women--the prohibition of night work, the institution of the eight-hour day, and a minimum wage in sweated industry. This is one of a series of articles she prepared for the Central Press Association for the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.
Addams explores the economic plight of young women that often drives them to prostitution and white slavery. This is the second in a five-part series, which would ultimately be published as A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil in 1912.
Addams offers a strong indictment against old fashioned religious education and argues that the church, in order to encourage modern youth to see the validity of religion, must engage the realities and distractions of urban life.
In this speech at the National Conference of Charities and Correction in Boston, Addams calls on educators and social workers to demand useful education for children so that they are better prepared for a life in industry.