Definition of Jane Addams from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Jane Addams

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(1860-1935) an American who worked to improve social conditions and shared the 1931 Nobel Prize for peace. She and Ellen Gates Starr began the Hull House in Chicago in 1889 to help poor people. From 1915 to 1929, Addams was President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.