The Confessions of a Reformer
Confessions of a Reformer, moderately abridged, is included in
the School's library as an important individual statement of principle
and activism in the pursuit of the just society. Howe's career and the
development of his ideas provide a unique perspective on the problems
reformers confronted and continue to confront everywhere privilege is
Frederic C. Howe
Howe earned his Ph.D. at Johns
Hopkins University, studying under Richard Ely and Woodrow Wilson,
then eventually went on to study the law. He spent part of his
career in the administration of Cleveland's reform mayor, Tom L.
Johnson, was elected to the Ohio state legislature, was appointed by
Woodrow Wilson to serve as Commissioner of Ellis Island and joined
the U.S. delegation to the 1919 peace conference in Paris.