American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865 / Edition 1

American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865 / Edition 1

by Kathleen D. McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226561984

ISBN-13: 9780226561981

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Drawing on extensive research of archives, historical journals and newspapers, letters, and academic studies, McCarthy (history, the Graduate Center of the State U. of New York; she's director of its Center for the Study of Philanthropy) has written a detailed and thoughtful analysis of philanthropy in the US up to the Civil War. In the process, she defines the mores…  See more details below

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Drawing on extensive research of archives, historical journals and newspapers, letters, and academic studies, McCarthy (history, the Graduate Center of the State U. of New York; she's director of its Center for the Study of Philanthropy) has written a detailed and thoughtful analysis of philanthropy in the US up to the Civil War. In the process, she defines the mores and trends in American society during eras marked by the struggle for abolition, fights against racism, and efforts to institute social justice. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226561981
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Forging the Creed13
2The Feminization of Republicanism30
3The Legacy of Disestablishment49
4The Geography of Generosity78
5Race, Religion, and Reform98
6The Jacksonian Backlash123
7Civil Society/Civil Disorder144
8The Politics of Chivalry165
Conclusion: Civil Society and the Civil War192
Notes209
Bibliography265
Index301

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