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Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Canada : American philanthropy and the arts and letters in Canada

Author: Jeffrey D Brison
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the first half of the twentieth century, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation helped to create and maintain a cultural and intellectual infrastructure in Canada that benefited key institutions such as the University of Toronto, McGill University, the National Gallery, the Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Social Science Research Council. Jeffrey Brison documents how
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey D Brison
ISBN: 0773528687 9780773528680
OCLC Number: 60670319
Description: xiii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : American philanthropy if necessary but not necessarily American philanthropy --
pt. 1. Building foundations --
1. The business of benevolence --
2. The early years of American philanthropy in Canada : building schools, building Canada --
pt. 2. American philanthropy, imagined communities, and the structuring of the arts in Canada, 1927-1952 --
3. American philanthropy, "cultural interpretation," and imagined communities in Canada --
4. The Carnegie Corporation, cultural philanthropy, and a new deal for the arts in Canada --
pt. 3. American philanthropy and Canadian letters --
5. American philanthropy and intellectual development in Canada, 1930-1957 --
Conclusion : a new foundation --
Epilogue : with strings attached.
Other Titles: Rockefeller, Carnegie, & Canada
Responsibility: Jeffrey D. Brison.

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Situating American philanthropy within Canadian cultural and intellectual development in the pre-Canada Council era.  Read more...

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