Hull House in the 1890s: A Community of Women Reformers

  title={Hull House in the 1890s: A Community of Women Reformers},
  author={Kathryn Kish Sklar},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={658 - 677}
  • K. Sklar
  • Published 1 July 1985
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
What were the sources of women's political power in the United States in the decades before they could vote? How did women use the political powei they were able to muster? This essay attempts to answer these questions by examining one of the most politically effective groups of women reformers in U.S. history-those who assembled in Chicago in the early 1890s at Hull House, one of the nation's first social settlements, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Within that group… 
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