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Jane Addams
Bloodshed
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For ten years I have lived in a neighborhood which is by no means
criminal, and yet during last October and November we were
startled by seven murders within a radius of ten blocks. A little
investigation of details and motives, the accident of a personal
acquaintance with two of the criminals, made it not in the least
difficult to trace the murders back to the influence of war. Simple
people who read of carnage and bloodshed easily receive its
suggestions. Habits of self-control which have been but slowly
and imperfectly acquired quickly break down under the stress.

(Founder of Hull House, which provided aid to poor working-class
families in Chicago. First woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize- 1931)



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