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Jane Addams

Jane Addams was one of the most prominent female sociologists in a time before feminism. Jane Addams is seen as a quite remarkable person for her valuable contribution to the discipline. Jane Addams was also a peace protester, a member of the Anti Imperialist League and started a Settlement House in the 1880s after reading inspiring Christian literature and travelling to London to visit Toynbee Hall. Once there, Jane Addams came to understand the vital part they played in cultural connections and to integrating settlers into 19th century America. Jane Addams figures among eminent sociologists of the world.