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American Philanthropy : History of American Civilization - Robert H. Bremner

American Philanthropy

History of American Civilization

Paperback Published: 1st January 1988
ISBN: 9780226073255
Number Of Pages: 304

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In this revised and enlarged edition of his classic work, Robert H. Bremner provides a social history of American philanthropy from colonial times to the present, showing the ways in which Americans have sought to do good in such fields as religion, education, humanitarian reform, social service, war relief, and foreign aid. Three new chapters have been added that concisely cover the course of philanthropy and voluntarism in the United States over the past twenty-five years, a period in which total giving by individuals, foundations, and corporations has more than doubled in real terms and in which major revisions of tax laws have changed patterns of giving. This new edition also includes an updated chronology of important dates, and a completely revised bibliographic essay to guide readers on literature in the field.
" This] book, as Bremner points out, is not encyclopedic. It is what he intended it to be, a pleasant narrative, seasoned with humorous comments, briefly but interestingly treating its principal persons and subjects. It should serve teacher and student as a springboard for further study of individuals, institutions and movements."--Karl De Schweinitz, "American Historical Review "
" "American Philanthropy"] is the starting point for both casual readers and academic scholars. . . . a readable book, important beyond its diminutive size."--Richard Magat, " Foundation News
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Introduction
Doing Good in the New World
Religious and Revolutionary Humanitarianism
Benevolence in the Young Republic
Saints and Scolds
Civil War Philanthropy
""Scientific Philanthropy""
Benevolent Trusts and Distrusts
The Business of Benevolence and the Industry of Destruction
A Time to Remember
A Voyage Is Now Proposed
Looking Backward, 1980s-1960s
Giving for Home and Overseas
The Public-Private Partnership
Important Dates
Suggested Reading
Acknowledgments
Index
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ISBN: 9780226073255
ISBN-10: 0226073254
Series: History of American Civilization
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised