Janice Metzger

What Would Jane Say? City-Building Women and a Tale of Two Chicagos

In celebration of Jane Addams' Day, we are delighted to present local author  Metzger, discussing her provocative new book. In 1909, while Daniel Burnham and his allies developed the Plan for Chicago-with personal and business interests in mind-Jane Addams and her female contemporaries were engaged in city building of a different sort, City Livable ideas that addressed social, economic, and cultural needs. One hundred years later, Metzger employs painstaking research, historical detail, and a pinch of imagination to explore how the city might have been different if Addams had had her way and what she might have thought about where we are now.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago
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ISBN: 9781893121904
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Lake Claremont Press - August 1st, 2009

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