What makes a community strong? What makes it weak?

Title

The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements

Author

Addams, Jane

Type

Reading

Overview

In this sixth chapter of Twenty Years at Hull-House, published in 1892, Jane Addams makes a compelling case for settlement work--that is, for living and working among those in need. She writes…

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Title

No Place to Live but a Home to Die

Author

Kahn, Nikki

Type

Image

Overview

Nikki Kahn is a documentary photographer based in Washington D.C. Her photograph, No Place to Live but a Home to Die, is part of a 12-photograph collection that won second place in the Domestic News…

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Title

Social Talk

Author

Thomas, Lewis

Type

Reading

Overview

Lewis Thomas (1913-1993), a physician, medical researcher, writer and self-proclaimed "biology watcher," wonders in this essay "where we fit" as human beings and social creatures—whether…

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Title

The Man to Send Rain Clouds

Author

Silko, Leslie Marmon

Type

Reading

Overview

Published in 1969, “The Man to Send Rain Clouds” depicts the story of an old man who is found dead in a sheep camp and his grandchildren who make the arrangements for his funeral. Silko,…

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