The Battle of Britain

History’s version of the Battle of Britain, a key moment ...


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Jane Addams

Jane Addams (1860–1935), labor organizer, social reformer, and peace advocate, was the most important woman of the Progressive Era.  Her benevolence and altruism was concretized in Hull-House, the Chicago settlement house that she founded in the midst of an immigrant neighborhood in 1889.  Her work made her the best-known woman in America during the first decade of the twentieth century and certainly one of the most admired.