Jane Addams: Spirit in Action
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Books by Knight:

A full-life biography

Spirt in Action



A half-life biography about Addams's formative years


About Louise W. Knight

Louise W. KnightLouise (Lucy) W. Knight is an author, lecturer and historian. She has written two biographies of Jane Addams. In 2005 she published CITIZEN: JANE ADDAMS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY (University of Chicago Press, 2005), about Addams's formative years. The second book, the first full life biography of Addams in 37 years is JANE ADDAMS: SPIRIT IN ACTION, (W. W. Norton, 2010). Her writing has been published in the New York Times Book Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Nation website, Huffington Post.com, the Chicago Tribune, and the Women's Media Center website. She lectures often at universities, including Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, and Wellesley College, as well as speaks to organizations ranging from chapters of the AUUW, to the League of Women Voters, to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She has appeared on public television and C-Span Book TV, and numerous radio stations. In her lectures, booktalks, and other writings, she explores the connections between early and current progressive civic action. Shifting her focus to the antebellum period, she is currently working on a dual biography of the radical abolitionist-feminists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke.





To reach the author, write lwk@louisewknight.com or call 847-733-0736 (Chicago area)

Publicist: Winfrida Mbewe, Publicity Manager, W. W. Norton

Literary Agent:
Tracy Brown, Tracy Brown Literary Agency

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