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Knight on C-SPAN Book TV

jacket imageOn Sunday, June 18 at 1:15 pm (CST), C-SPAN2’s Book TV will feature a program from the 2006 Printers Row Book Fair, which features Louise W. Knight, author of Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy and Katherine Joslin discussing Jane Addams.
Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Now Citizen, Louise W. Knight’s masterful biography, reveals Addams’s early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In this book we observe a powerful mind grappling with the radical ideas of her age, most notably the ever-changing meanings of democracy.
Read an excerpt.