Biography, Chicago, History

Louise Knight interview on Progressive Radio

jacket imageLouise W. Knight, author of Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy, recently discussed her new book with Matt Rothschild, host of Progressive Radio and editor of The Progressive. The interview is available as an audio file on The Progressive Web site.
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.