American Creed by Kathleen D. McCarthy
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American Creed
By Kathleen D. McCarthy

American Creed

Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865

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American Creed by 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 during the pivotal decades leading up to the Civil War. By investigating the relationships among the market revolution, participatory democracy, and voluntary associations, McCarthy reveals how these elements interacted to change our government - and the course of history. She considers how acts of volunteerism and charity became involved with key social interests such as the abolitionist movement, educational patronage, the struggle against racism, and female campaigns for equality. Ultimately, she uncovers the pivotal role of philanthropy in the story of America's continuous attempt to fulfill our founding ideals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226562018
ISBN-10: 0226562018
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kathleen D. McCarthy

Kathleen D. McCarthy is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author or editor of five other books, including Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930, published by the University of Chicago Press, and Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society.

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