Jane Addams: Chicago's Pacifist

Project Information

James J. Marquardt is the Associate Professor of Politics and Chair of the International Relations Program at Lake Forest College. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.  He is the author of one book - Transparency and American Primacy in World Politics (2011) - as well as scholarly articles and book chapters on American foreign policy and international relations. 

Focused on the years leading up to, during, and after World War I, “Jane Addams: Chicago’s Pacifist” is a digital portal for students, educators, and scholars who are in search of information, knowledge, and understanding about Jane Addams’ pacifist ideas, anti-war activism, and efforts to forge a new world order of lasting peace, prosperity, and social justice.  The site is comprised of a group of short essays about the Addams’ peace advocacy and a 46-year timeline (comprised of nearly 200 entries) that trace Addams’ life and major developments in international relations that shaped her thinking and influenced her anti-war activism from the founding of Hull House in 1889 through 1931, when Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, to Addam's death, in Chicago, in 1935.

Lake Forest College Student Researchers:

  • Madeleine Mynatt ‘18
  • Evangeline Bero ‘20
  • Zanub Husain ‘20
  • Hakob Parsamyan ‘20

A special 'thank-you' to Addams repositories:

  • Swarthmore Peace Collection
  • Ramapo College's "Jane Addams Paper Project"
  • Lillian D. Wald Papers from the New York Public Library
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • New York Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
  • Google Books Digitizing Project
  • The Internet Archive