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Philanthropy in America - A History

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American philanthropy today expands knowledge, champions social movements, defines active citizenship, influences policymaking, and addresses humanitarian crises. How did philanthropy become such a powerful and integral force in American society? Philanthropy in America is the first book to explore in depth the twentieth-century growth of this unique phenomenon. Ranging from the influential large-scale foundations established by tycoons such as John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and the mass mobilization of small donors by the Red Cross and March of Dimes, to the recent social advocacy of individuals like Bill Gates and George Soros, respected historian Olivier Zunz chronicles the tight connections between private giving and public affairs, and shows how this union has enlarged democracy and shaped history.Demonstrating that America has cultivated and relied on philanthropy more than any other country, Philanthropy in America examines how giving for the betterment of all became embedded in the fabric of the nation's civic democracy.

Faint annotations in pencil examples of which are shown in digital images, otherwise in as new condition.

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Author(s):
Olivier Zunz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234.95x152.4x25
EAN-13:
9780691161204
Edition:
Revised
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780691161204
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Series:

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American philanthropy today expands knowledge, champions social movements, defines active citizenship, influences policymaking, and addresses humanitarian crises. How did philanthropy become such a powerful and integral force in American society? Philanthropy in America is the first book to explore in depth the twentieth-century growth of this unique phenomenon. Ranging from the influential large-scale foundations established by tycoons such as John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and the mass mobilization of small donors by the Red Cross and March of Dimes, to the recent social advocacy of individuals like Bill Gates and George Soros, respected historian Olivier Zunz chronicles the tight connections between private giving and public affairs, and shows how this union has enlarged democracy and shaped history.Demonstrating that America has cultivated and relied on philanthropy more than any other country, Philanthropy in America examines how giving for the betterment of all became embedded in the fabric of the nation's civic democracy.

Faint annotations in pencil examples of which are shown in digital images, otherwise in as new condition.

Author(s):
Olivier Zunz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234.95x152.4x25
EAN-13:
9780691161204
Edition:
Revised
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780691161204
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Series:

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