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"This book is an important addition to the growing field of philanthropic studies and fills a gap in the area. . .recommended for academic and large public library collections."
"This encyclopedia meets its stated purpose by providing a comprehensive overview of this emerging area of study. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates through professionals; important for institutions offering specializations in philanthropy or social work. . ."
"This is a worthwhile addition to most reference collections since it is potentially useful for a wide range of disciplines, including history, social work, philanthropic studies, and sociology."
American Reference Books Annual
"Woven into the fabric of U.S. history, philanthropy has been an integral part of American life. This encyclopedia, the first comprehensive treatment of the topic, examines America's remarkable history of charitable action from the early 1600s to the present. The encyclopedia includes over 200 entries for individuals, organizations, events, theories, and legislation, with reference to the works for further study."
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