American creed : philanthropy and the rise of civil society, 1700-1865 (eBook, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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American creed : philanthropy and the rise of civil society, 1700-1865

Author: Kathleen D McCarthy
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005. ©2003
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCarthy, Kathleen D.
American creed.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005, ©2003
(OCoLC)58998828
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen D McCarthy
OCLC Number: 1224033424
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 319 pages)
Responsibility: Kathleen D. McCarthy.

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In her incisive 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  Read more...

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"A tour de force.... [Modern philanthropists] should all read American Creed to be reminded of the traditional impulses and motives that inspired earlier American philanthropists, large and small, to Read more...

 
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