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The Resource American Creed : Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865, (electronic resource:)

American Creed : Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865, (electronic resource:)

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American Creed : Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865
Title
American Creed
Title remainder
Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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BIP US
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McCarthy, Kathleen D
Dewey number
361.7/63/097309034
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
University of Chicago Press
LC call number
HV91.M375 2005
Summary expansion
In this bracing history, Kathleen D. McCarthy explores the impact of philanthropy--both giving and volunteerism--on America from 1700 to 1865. What results is a vital reevaluation of public life during the pivotal decades leading up to the Civil War. By exploring the relationships between the market, the state, and the voluntary sphere, McCarthy demonstrates how these elements interacted to change our government--and the course of history. Donors, volunteers, and "nonprofit entrepreneurs' all left a distinctive imprint on American charities, educational patronage, struggles against slavery and racism, female campaigns for equality, and wartime imperatives. In the process, McCarthy uncovers the pivotal role of philanthropy in the story of America's continuous pursuit to fulfill our founding ideals. "A tour de force. . [Modern donors] should all read American Creed to be reminded of the traditional impulses and motives that inspired earlier American philanthropists, large and small, to use their money aggressively in the creation and defense of social justice."--Mark Dowie, Los Angeles Times "While her riveting history of civil society from the founding to the Civil War focuses on philanthropy and religion, it is laced with keen insights into the place of civil disorder, repression, chivalry, and feminism in the American social order. This is history at its best. A work that is truly pertinent to our times."--Benjamin Barber
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American Creed : Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000520855
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
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unknown
Extent
330 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Isbn
9780226562018
Other control number
9780226562018
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000520855
Label
American Creed : Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000520855
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
330 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Isbn
9780226562018
Other control number
9780226562018
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000520855

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