Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History

Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History

by Lawrence J. Friedman
     
 

A discussion of the issues involved in discussions of the history of American philanthropy.See more details below

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A discussion of the issues involved in discussions of the history of American philanthropy.

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ISBN-13:
9780521819893
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/09/2002
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: philanthropy in America: historicism and its discontents Lawrence J. Friedman; Part I. Giving and Caring in Early America, 1601–1861: 1. Giving in America: from charity to organised philanthropy Robert Gross; 2. Protestant missionaries: pioneers of early American philanthropy Amanda Porterfield; 3. The origins of Anglo-American sensibility G. J. Barker Benfield; 4. The Dartmouth College case and the legal design of American philanthropy Mark McGarvie; 5. Rethinking assimilation: American Indians and the practice of Christianity, 1800–1861 Stephen Warren; 6. Antebellum reform: salvation, self-control, and social transformation Wendy Gamber; Part II. The Nationalisation and Internationalising of American Philanthropy, 1861–1930: 7. Law, reconstruction, and African-American education in post-emancipation South Foy Finkenbine; 8. Women and political culture Kathleen McCarthy; 9. From gift to foundation: the philanthropic lives of Mrs Russell Sage Ruth Crocker; 10. 'Curing evils at their source': the arrival of 'scientific giving' Judy Sealander; 11. Missions to the world: philanthropy abroad Emily Rosenberg; Part III. Philanthropic Reconstructions, 1930–2001: 12. Failure and resilience: pushing the limits in depression and wartime David Hammack; 13. Faith and good works: catholic giving and taking Mary Oates; 14. In defence of diversity: Jewish thought from assimilation to cultural pluralism Stephen Whitfield; 15. Waging the Cold War in the third world: the foundations and the challenges of development Gary Hess; 16. Philanthropy, the civil rights movement, and the politics of racial reform Claude Clegg; 17. Philanthropy, the welfare state, and the careers of public and private institutions since 1945 Peter Hall; Epilogue: The European Comparison William Cohen.

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