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Jean Bethke Elshtain on Jane Addams of Hull-house
Our guest, philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain of the University of Chicago, is author of the book "Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy." Time once was when the name Jane Addams of Hull-house was known not only across the country but around the world. Arguably Addams was the most famous woman of her day. One admirer could safely say in public that her fame, in the annals of the history of women, had been excelled only by that of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. So why has the world largely forgotten this Nobel Peace Prize winner of the early 20th Century?—Original airdate: 11/6/2006

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