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By John Sorensen

ISBN-10: 022620958X

ISBN-13: 9780226209586

ISBN-10: 022620961X

ISBN-13: 9780226209616

Among the good figures of innovative period reform, Edith and beauty Abbott are might be the least sung. friends, partners, and coworkers of mythical figures equivalent to Jane Addams and Sophonisba Breckinridge, the Abbott sisters have been approximately omnipresent in turn-of-the-century struggles to enhance the lives of the bad and the working-class those that fed the economic engines and crowded into varied urban neighborhoods. Grace’s cutting edge position as a number one champion for the rights of kids, immigrants, and ladies earned her a key position within the heritage of the social justice stream. As her pal and colleague Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, Grace used to be “one of the good ladies of our day . . . a distinct power which lets expect to be used in battle.”

A Sister’s Memories is the inspiring tale of Grace Abbott (1878–1939), as informed by means of her sister and social justice comrade, Edith Abbott (1876–1957). Edith remembers in brilliant element the Nebraska early life, outstanding achievements, and struggles of her sister who, as head of the Immigrants’ protecting League and the U.S. Children’s Bureau, championed children’s rights from the slums of Chicago to the villages of Appalachia. Grace’s campaign can possibly be most sensible summed up in her recognized credo: “Justice for all teenagers is the excessive excellent in a democracy.” Her efforts stored the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids and immigrants and greater these of thousands extra. those trailblazing social carrier works led the right way to the construction of the Social safety Act and UNICEF and prompted the click to nickname her “The mom of America’s forty three Million Children.” She used to be the 1st lady in American background to be nominated to the presidential cupboard and the 1st individual to symbolize the U.S. at a committee of the League of Nations.

Edited by way of Abbott student John Sorensen, A Sister’s Memories is destined to turn into a vintage. It shapes the varied writings of Edith Abbott right into a cohesive narrative for the 1st time and fills within the gaps of our knowing of revolutionary period reforms. Readers of all backgrounds will locate themselves engrossed through this background of the unstoppable, pioneer feminist Abbott sisters.

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