New york city settlement house leaders in the early 20th century helped to establish the national organization of settlement houses, called the national federation of settlements (nfs) which became united neighborhood centers of america (unca) and is now known as the alliance for strong families and communities. Basic to the philosophy of education that addams developed during the forty-four years she lived at hull-house was a vision of society in which all people, regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status, would have a chance to develop individual talents and interests. Hull-house oasis in a slum when charles hull stood on the steps of his new mansion at polk and harrison streets, he took in a view of the city from what was a suburban fringe of chicago the vast acres to the east stood unoccupied with only the faint visages of streets outlined on the prairie. Over the next 20 years, hull house grew into a 13-structure complex that included educational facilities, gymnasium, theater, cafeteria, nursery, and art and music studios.
The settlement house, an approach to social reform with roots in the late 19th century and the progressive movement, was a method for serving the poor in urban areas by living among them and serving them directly as the residents of settlement houses learned effective methods of helping, they then. Based on a then new model of social improvement created in england and known as the settlement house movement, in 1890 she and a few like-minded souls established hull-house hull-house started out literally as an old if large residence, and would grow into quite a complex of adjacent and nearby buildings covering parts of several blocks. Hull house, chicago's first and the nation's most influential settlement house, was established by jane addams and ellen gates starr on the near west side on september 18, 1889 by 1907, the converted 1856 mansion had expanded to a massive 13-building complex covering nearly a city block.
The hull house neighborhood was a mix of european ethnic groups that had immigrated to chicago around the start of the 20th century that mix was the ground where hull house's inner social and philanthropic elitists tested their theories and challenged the establishment. Jane addams hull house was a center for labor union activities, public forums, social science research, and advocacy for progressive social change hull house residents developed a hard-nosed political agenda. Best known as a social reformer and the founder of hull house, which provided a wide range of social services in the pot immigrant communities of chicago and served as a model for later similar establishments, known as settlement houses, in other cities. Although the image of the nineteenth century west is of thinly populated, wide open spaces, by the late 1870's_____ already had almost 250,000 inhabitants. But it was at hull house in the first two decades of the 20th century that alice hamilton made her greatest mark as the pioneer in the development of industrial medicine at hull house, hamilton treated poor immigrants for diseases often stemming from their jobs, and she established a baby clinic.
The establishment of hull house by jane addams and ellen starr gates and of the negro fellowship league room and social center by ida b wells were dynamic social experiments and curriculum innovations that were designed to critique the emerging factory model of schooling through the provision of alternative forms of education to migrants and. Jane addams and hull house even in a climate of growing isolationism and xenophobia, some activists sought to create a more welcoming and just society for america's newcomers jane addams, one of the most important social reformers in american history, was perhaps the most proiminent progressive working to alleviate the effects of urban poverty. It was at hull-house in the first two decades of the twentieth century that alice hamilton made her greatest mark in the development of industrial toxicology at hull-house, hamilton treated poor immigrants for diseases often resulting from working conditions. The best response to your comment is to suggest you read about specific settlement houses, eg, hull house, chicago commons, baden st settlement and baltimore settlements also, read about some of the residents who lived in a settlement house and launched their careers.
Settlement houses were important reform institutions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and chicago's hull house was the best-known settlement in the united states most were large buildings in crowded immigrant neighborhoods of industrial cities, where settlement workers provided. The person most noted for advancing the auto industry in the 1900s was henry ford (1863-1947), who introduced the model a, his first car, in 1903 he pioneered the development of assembly-line production methods to reduce his manufacturing costs, pricing his autos at $850 each so that the average consumer could afford to buy one. Humanitarian and social reformer jane addams, born into wealth and privilege, devoted herself to improving the lives of those less fortunate although she is best remembered for establishing hull house (a settlement house in chicago for immigrants and the poor), addams was also deeply committed to.
Sociology made its way from europe to the united states by the turn of the 20th century like their european predecessors and counterparts, early american sociologists attempted to understand and solve the problems of their day, including crime, racial problems, and economic woes. Hull house was a settlement house in the united states that was co-founded in 1889 by jane addams and ellen gates starrlocated on the near west side of chicago, illinois, hull house (named after the original house's first owner charles jerald hull) opened to recently arrived european immigrants. The other hull house women: female community building and feminist networking in twentieth-century america aha session 96: mothers and infants of a modern india: who should provide for their health reception for the coordinating council for women in history. Sonic landscapes of hull-house at the turn of the twentieth century salon and library never-before-seen art by ten chicago artists who lived and worked at hull-house at the turn of the twentieth century (this portion of the exhibit in current not on view.