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The Philanthropic revolution : an alternative history of American charity

Author: Jeremy Beer
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Radical conservatisms.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The historical displacement of charity by philanthropy represents a radical transformation in how we think about voluntary giving. The consequences of this shift have been socially revolutionary.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Beer
ISBN: 9780812247930 0812247930
OCLC Number: 905566881
Description: ix, 124 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Unlocking the Universe's Secret: The Theological Roots of American Charity --
Enemies of This Ordinance of God: American Charity from the Colonial Period to the Civil War --
Infinitely More than Almsgiving: American Charity from the Civil War to the Great Depression --
To Love and Be Loved: The Growth of Professional Philanthropy and the Case for Philanthrolocalism.
Series Title: Radical conservatisms.
Responsibility: Jeremy Beer.

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"In this marvelous history of American charitable giving, Jeremy Beer helps us see what we have lost in the triumph of outcomes-focused and "scientific" philanthropy. He argues for the recovery of an Read more...

 
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