By Robert T. Grimm
This publication offers great profiles of people and households who made major contributions to the yank philanthropic culture from the 1600s to the current. the quantity encompasses women and men who considerably formed American lifestyles via their commitment to voluntary carrier or charitable donations. The seventy eight entries describe one hundred ten contributors (a variety of essays describe whole households, reminiscent of the Rockefellers, compartments, and Guggenheims). such a lot essays are 1,500-2,500 phrases in size, yet kinfolk entries diversity from 2,500-9,000 phrases. each one essay examines a philanthropist's early years, schooling, and occupation, after which focuses upon his or her philanthropic philosophy and activities. specific realization is paid to an individual's motivations and justifications for philanthropy.
Short samples of every philanthropist's writings are integrated, and the real societal contributions of every individual's philanthropic job are assessed. All entries are cross-referenced and contain a bibliographic checklist of references (print and nonprint sources). Many function images, and a few describe the positioning of non-public papers and different manuscript resources. This publication additionally features a preface, advent, timeline, and lists of movies and kid's books on American philanthropy. Sixty students contributed to this quantity, every one of who's extraordinary for paintings on sure members or within the huge box of yank philanthropy. those participants did loads of unique study, making this e-book the single resource for unique info on a few of the incorporated individuals.
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