Hull-House Maps and Papers

A Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago, Together with Comments and Essays on Problems Growing Out of the Social Conditions
Author: By Residents of Hull-House
Introduction by Rima Lunin Schultz
Jane Addams’s early attempt to empower the people with information
Cloth – $57
Paper – $29.95
eBook – $14.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 10/08/2024
Cloth: 02/19/2007
Buy the Book Request Desk/Examination Copy Request Review Copy Request Rights or Permissions Request Alternate Format Preview

About the Book

Inspired by a Progressive Era faith in social science solutions to society’s problems, the residents of Hull-House collaborated on a work of sociology based on their experiences as residents of Chicago’s Near West Side. The contributors shared Jane Addams’s belief that knowledge could shape an enlightened, educated citizenry dedicated to reform. This historic volume offers modern readers the learning tool the residents created: a collection of maps alongside detailed information about the wages and conditions of the working poor in Chicago’s Nineteenth Ward. Their work includes real-world analyses of Chicago’s Jewish ghetto, garment workers and sweatshops, child labor, immigrant neighborhoods near Hull-House, and local charities. Addams also provides a note and paper on the role of social settlements in the labor movement.

Illustrated with reproductions of the Hull-House neighborhood maps, this classic work remains a dramatic statement about the residents’ shared values and the Hull-House mission.


"This book is a towering statement by early sociologists, especially women, and on outstanding example of the application of knowledge in the community."--Indiana Magazine of History

"This edition . . . is welcome for its thoughtful extended introduction by Rima Lunin Schultz . . . and for the eight full color maps showing wage and ethnicity data accompanying what has been described as the first social survey in the United States."--H-SHGAPE