A Growing Settlement Movement

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A Growing Settlement Movement

Toynbee Hall and the other English settlement houses quickly inspired an international movement. After visitingRead More

Toynbee Hall and the other English settlement houses quickly inspired an international movement. After visiting Toynbee Hall, progressive reformers Jane Addams and Eileen Starr returned to Chicago to set up Hull House, modelled on Toynbee Hall. Such settlements sprang up across the United States, Europe and even in Japan. Later Toynbee Hall played host to meetings of the International Federation of Settlements, where representatives came together to further the work of the settlement movement.