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American creed philanthropy and the rise of civil society, 1700-1865

Title
American creed [electronic resource] : philanthropy and the rise of civil society, 1700-1865 / Kathleen D. McCarthy.
ISBN
9780226561998 (ebook) :
Published
Chicago, [Ill.] : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 319 p.)
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Summary
Since the dawn of the republic, faith in social equality, religious freedom, and the right to engage in civic activism have constituted the American national creed. In this bracing history, Kathleen D. McCarthy traces the evolution of these ideals, exploring the impact of philanthropy and volunteerism on America from 1700 to 1865. What results is a vital re-evaluation of public life during the pivotal decades leading up to the Civil War.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 21, 2015
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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