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Title Philanthropy, patronage, and civil society : experiences from Germany, Great Britain, and North America / edited by Thomas Adam
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 228 pages) : illustrations
Series Philanthropic and nonprofit studies
Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Contents Philanthropy and the shaping of social distinctions in nineteenth-century U.S., Canadian, and German cities / Thomas Adam -- "The glue of civil society" : a comparative approach to art museum philanthropy at the turn of the twentieth century / Karsten Borgmann -- Self-help and philanthropy : the emergence of cooperatives in Britain, Germany, the United States, and Canada from mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century / Brett Fairbairn -- Patronage and the great institutions of the cities of the United States : questions and evidence, 1800-2000 / David C. Hammack -- Philanthropy and science in Wilhelmine Germany / Eckhardt Fuchs and Dieter Hoffmann -- The serious matter of true joy : music and cultural philanthropy in Leipzig, 1781-1933 / Margaret Eleanor Menninger -- Changing perceptions of philanthropy in the voluntary housing field in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century London / Susannah Morris -- Rabbinic study, self-improvement, and philanthropy : gender and the refashioning of Jewish voluntary associations in Germany, 1750-1870 / Maria Benjamin Baader -- Ethnic difference and civic unity : a comparison of Jewish communal philanthropy in nineteenth-century German and U.S. cities / Tobias Brinkmann -- Bürgerlichkeit, patronage, and communal liberalism in Germany, 1871-1914 / Simone Lässig
Summary In this book, Thomas Adam has assembled a comparative set of case studies that challenge long-held and little-studied assumptions about the modern development of philanthropy. The comparative method of the essays reveal the extent to which the wealthy classes on both sides of the Atlantic defined themselves through their philanthropic activities
Notes Includes index
Reworked papers of a conference held at the University of Toronto, May 2001
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Subject Charities -- Germany -- History -- Congresses.
Charities -- Great Britain -- History -- Congresses.
Charities -- North America -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Adam, Thomas, 1968-
ISBN 0253110866 (electronic bk.)
0253343135 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253110862 (electronic bk.)
9780253343130 (cloth ; alk. paper)