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Eleanor Smith's Hull House Songs: The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams's Chicago.

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Eleanor Smith's Hull House Songs: The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams's Chicago

Graham Cassano, Rima Lunun Schultz, and Jessica Payette

BRILL

2019

352 pages

$186.00

Hardcover

Studies in Critical Social Sciences; Volume 131

ML410

This book republishes Hull House Songs, which contains five political compositions written by Hull-House music educator and composer Eleanor Smith, with critical commentary examining her poetic sources and musical influences, her operettas for children, Jane Addams' aesthetic theories, Smith's circle of women associates and how these professional relationships impacted her creative philosophy and teaching, the cultural upbringing and worldview of Jane Addams and the upper-middle class women who ran the arts programs at Hull-House, and racial segregation in early 20th-century Chicago, Jane Addams' ideas about race, her role in the race politics of the Progressive Era, and cultural programs at Hull-House through the lens of race. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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