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A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Prostitution,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Human Sexuality,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Social Science / Sociology / Urban,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9344262M
    ISBN 100252027841
    ISBN 109780252027840

    Paret showed her pictures of several young girls gorgeously arrayed and announcements of their coming tour, and Marie felt much flattered when it was intimated that she might join this brilliant company. Despite its appeal to middle—class readers eager for tales of sexual excess and the rape of innocence, the press and prominent intellectuals criticized A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil for being disproportionately hysterical to its philosophical weight. Certainly all the national organizations—the National Vigilance Committee, the American Purity Federation, the Alliance for the Suppression and Prevention of the White Slave Traffic and many others—stand for the final abolition of commercialized vice. Addams offers lurid accounts—-drawn from the records of Chicago's Juvenile Protection Association—-of young women coerced into lives of prostitution by men who lurked outside hotels and sweatshops.

    Lecky calls this type of woman "the most mournful and the most awful figure in history": he says that "she remains, while creeds and civilizations rise and fall, the eternal sacrifice of humanity, blasted for the sins of the people. On the other hand, the plays through which Bernard Shaw constantly places the truth before the public in England as Brieux is doing for the public in France, produce in the spectators a disquieting sense that society is involved in commercialized vice and must speedily find a way out. Such compunctions have ever manifested themselves in varying degrees of ardor through different groups in the same community. Joseph T. We may certainly take courage from the fact that our contemporaries are fired by social compassions and enthusiasms, to which even our immediate predecessors were indifferent. It is doubtless an instinctive shrinking from this emotion and an unconscious dread that this modern sensitiveness will be outraged, which justifies to themselves so many moral men and women in their persistent ignorance of the subject.

    It is doubtless an instinctive shrinking from this emotion and an unconscious dread that this modern sensitiveness will be outraged, which justifies to themselves so many moral men and women in their persistent ignorance of the subject. Katherine Joslin's introduction considers the controversial reactions to the book and the circumstances of its publication. Paret escaped detection by the immigration authorities in New York, through his ruse of the "Kinsella troupe," and took the girls directly to Chicago. Because they lacked funds for proper recreation, Addams argues, poor and socially marginalized women were susceptible to sexual slavery, and without radical social change they would perhaps be "almost as free" as young men. Some such gradual conversion to the point of view of abolition is the experience of every society or group of people who seriously face the difficulties and complications of the social evil.


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A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil by Jane Addams Download PDF Ebook

The Association also collected the personal histories of two hundred department-store girls, of two hundred factory girls, of two hundred immigrant girls, of two hundred office girls, and of girls employed in one hundred hotels and restaurants.

Certainly all the national organizations—the National Vigilance Committee, the American Purity Federation, the Alliance for the Suppression and A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil book of the White Slave Traffic and many others—stand for the final abolition of commercialized vice. It is as if the shameful experiences to which this little convent-bred Breton girl was forcibly subjected, had finally become registered in every fibre of her being until the forced demoralization has become genuine.

Modifications of legal codes regarding marriage and divorce, moral judgments concerning the entire group of questions centring about illicit affection between men and women, are quite other questions which are not considered here.

Many traces of this first uneasy consciousness regarding the social evil are found in contemporary literature, for while the business of literature is revelation and not reformation, it may yet perform for the men and women now living that purification of the imagination and intellect which the Greeks believed to come through pity and terror.

Otherwise, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil book mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage or retrieval system, for the purpose of profit or personal benefit, without written permission from the Mead Project.

In this respect certainly we have a wider outlook than that possessed by our fathers, who so valiantly grappled with chattel slavery and secured its overthrow. She is literally friendless and unable to speak the language and at last discouraged she makes no effort to escape.

Before the American nation agreed to regard slavery as unjustifiable from the standpoint of public morality, an army of reformers, lecturers, and writers set forth its enormity in a never- ceasing flow of invective, of appeal, and of portrayal concerning the human cruelty to which the system lent itself.

Instructors are permitted to reproduce this material for educational use by their students. To order online:. It is doubtless an instinctive shrinking from this emotion and an unconscious dread that this modern sensitiveness will be outraged, which justifies to themselves so many moral men and women in their persistent ignorance of the subject.

We may certainly take courage from the fact that our contemporaries are fired by social compassions and enthusiasms, to which even our immediate predecessors were indifferent. Yet gradually all of these associations reached the point of view of the abolitionist and before the war was over even the most lukewarm unionist saw no other solution of the nation's difficulty.

While this experience was most distressing, I was, on the other hand, much impressed and at times fairly startled by the large and diversified number of people to whom the very existence of the white slave traffic had become unendurable and who promptly responded to any appeal made on behalf of its victims.

City officials, policemen, judges, attorneys, employers, trades unionists, physicians, teachers, newly arrived immigrants, clergymen, railway officials, and newspaper men, as under a profound sense of compunction, were unsparing of time and effort when given an opportunity to assist an individual girl, to promote legislation designed for her protection, or to establish institutions for her rescue.

Permission is granted for inclusion of the electronic text of these pages, and their related images in any index that provides free access to its listed documents. Some of the writers who are performing this valiant service are related to those great artists who in every age enter into a long struggle with existing social conditions, until after many years they change the outlook upon life for at least a handful of their contemporaries.

By the S. Brock University is not responsible for its content. After all, human progress is deeply indebted to a study of imperfections, and the counsels of despair, if not full of seasoned wisdom, are at least fertile in suggestion and a desperate spur to action.

Some such gradual conversion to the point of view of abolition is the experience of every society or group of people who seriously face the difficulties and complications of the social evil.

A NEW CONSCIENCE AND AN ANCIENT EVIL

We may certainly take courage from the fact that our contemporaries are fired by social compassions and enthusiasms, to which even our immediate predecessors were indifferent. Hull House, Chicago.

Addams and Evil

A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil book endeavors to present the contributory causes, as they have become registered in my A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil book through a long residence in a crowded city quarter, and to state the indications, as I have seen them, of a new conscience with its many and varied manifestations.

Such compunctions have ever manifested themselves in varying degrees of ardor through different groups in the same community.

Local vice commissions, such as the able one recently appointed in Chicago, although composed of members of varying beliefs in regard to the possibility of control and regulation, united in the end in recommending a law enforcement looking towards final abolition.

Because they lacked funds for proper recreation, Addams argues, poor and socially marginalized women were susceptible to sexual slavery, and without radical social change they would perhaps be "almost as free" as young men. Certainly all the national organizations—the National Vigilance Committee, the American Purity Federation, the Alliance for the Suppression and Prevention of the White Slave Traffic and many others—stand for the final abolition of commercialized vice.

Joseph T. Secure in the knowledge of evolutionary processes, we have learned to talk glibly of the obligations of race progress and of the possibility of racial degeneration.

Some such gradual conversion to the point of view of abolition is the experience of every society or group of people who seriously face the difficulties and complications of the social evil.

He was brought to Chicago and on his testimony Lair was also convicted and imprisoned. Nothing is gained by making the situation better or worse than it is, nor in anywise different from what it is."A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil" by Jane Addams.

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Getting beyond the histrionics of white slavery (an internationalAuthor: JaneAddams.Published in on the heels of Download pdf Years at Hull-House and at the height of Jane Addams's popularity, A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil assesses the vulnerability of the rural and immigrant working-class girls who moved to Chicago and fell prey to the sexual bartering of what was known as the white slave trade.In Ebook the eighth Year Book of the National Society for the Scientific Study of Ebook treats of this important subject with great ability, massing the agencies and methods in impressive array.

Many other educational journals and organized societies could be cited as expressing a new conscience in regard to this world-old evil.