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Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History

Professional historians address the dominant issues and theories offered to explain the history of American philanthropy and its role in American society. These essays develop and enlighten major themes, oftentimes contesting each other in the process. The overarching premise is that philanthropic activity in America has its roots in the desires of individuals to impose their visions of societal ideals, or conceptions of truth, upon their society. To do so, they organize in groups that frequently define themselves and their group's role in society.

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2003

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052181989X


Format: Book
Title: Charity, philanthropy, and civility in American history / edited by Lawrence J. Friedman, Mark D. McGarvie.
Publisher Date: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Subject: Charities -- United States -- History Endowments -- United States -- History Charity organization -- United States -- History. Social reformers -- United States -- History
Isbn: 052181989X
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Format: Book
Title: Charity, philanthropy, and civility in American history / edited by Lawrence J. Friedman, Mark D. McGarvie.
Publisher, Date: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Description: xi, 467 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Charities -- United States -- History
Subjects: Endowments -- United States -- History
Subjects: Charity organization -- United States -- History.
Subjects: Social reformers -- United States -- History
Other Author: Friedman, Lawrence Jacob, 1940-
Other Author: McGarvie, Mark D. (Mark Douglas), 1956-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-449) and index.
Contents: Philanthropy in America : historicism and its discontents / Lawrence J. Friedman -- Giving in America : from charity to philanthropy / Robert A. Gross -- Protestant missionaries : pioneers of American philanthropy / Amanda Porterfield -- The origins of Anglo-American sensibility / G.J. Barker-Benfield -- The Dartmouth College case and the legal design of civil society / Mark D. McGarvie -- Rethinking assimilation : American Indians and the practice of Christianity, 1800-1861 / Stephen Warren -- Antebellum reform : salvation, self-control, and social transformation / Wendy Gamber -- Law, reconstruction, and African American education in the post-emancipation South / Roy E. Finkenbine -- Women and political culture / Kathleen D. McCarthy -- From gift to foundation : the philanthropic lives of Mrs. Russell Sage / Ruth Crocker -- Curing evils at their source : the arrival of scientific giving / Judith Sealander -- Missions to the world : philanthropy abroad / Emily S. Rosenberg -- Failure and resilience : pushing the limits in Depression and wartime / David C. Hammack -- Faith and good works : Catholic giving and taking / Mary J. Oates -- In defense of diversity : Jewish thought from assimilation to cultural pluralism / Stephen J. Whitfield -- Waging the Cold War in the third world : the foundations and the challenges of development / Gary R. Hess -- Philanthropy, the Civil Rights movement, and the politics of racial reform / Claude A. Clegg III -- The welfare state and the careers of public and private institutions since 1945 / Peter D. Hall -- Epilogue : The European comparison / William B. Cohen.
LCCN: 2002025655
ISBN: 052181989X
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Call Number: 361.7632 Cha