By John Sorensen
A Sister’s Memories is the inspiring tale of Grace Abbott (1878–1939), as instructed by way of her sister and social justice comrade, Edith Abbott (1876–1957). Edith remembers in bright element the Nebraska formative years, striking 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 probably be top summed up in her recognized credo: “Justice for all teenagers is the excessive excellent in a democracy.” Her efforts kept the lives of hundreds of thousands of youngsters and immigrants and more desirable these of hundreds of thousands extra. those trailblazing social carrier works led the right way to the production of the Social safety Act and UNICEF and brought on the clicking to nickname her “The mom of America’s forty three Million Children.” She was once 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 pupil John Sorensen, A Sister’s Memories is destined to develop into a vintage. It shapes the various writings of Edith Abbott right into a cohesive narrative for the 1st time and fills within the gaps of our figuring out of revolutionary period reforms. Readers of all backgrounds will locate themselves engrossed by means of this historical past of the unstoppable, pioneer feminist Abbott sisters.
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A Sister's Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from the Writings of Her Sister, Edith Abbott by John Sorensen