Notable American Philanthropists: Biographies of Giving and Volunteering (Google eBook)

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Robert T. Grimm
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 388 pages
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This book provides substantial profiles of individuals and families who made significant contributions to the American philanthropic tradition from the 1600s to the present. The volume encompasses men and women who significantly shaped American life by their dedication to voluntary service or charitable donations. The 78 entries describe 110 individuals (a number of essays describe entire families, such as the Rockefellers, Booths, and Guggenheims). Most essays are 1,500-2,500 words in length, but family entries range from 2,500-9,000 words. Each essay examines a philanthropist's early years, education, and career, and then focuses upon his or her philanthropic philosophy and actions. Particular attention is paid to an individual's motivations and justifications for philanthropy.

Short samples of each philanthropist's writings are included, and the important societal contributions of each individual's philanthropic activity are assessed. All entries are cross-referenced and include a bibliographic list of references (print and nonprint sources). Many feature photos, and some describe the location of personal papers and other manuscript sources. This book also includes a preface, introduction, timeline, and lists of videos and children's books on American philanthropy. Sixty scholars contributed to this volume, each of who is notable for work on certain individuals or in the broad field of American philanthropy. These contributors did a great deal of original research, making this book the only source for detailed information on many of the included individuals.

  

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Contents

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5
Leonard Bacon
10
Roger Nash Baldwin
14
Clara Barton
17
Lyman Beecher
21
Anthony Benezet
26
Mary McLeod Bethune
29
Bernice Pauahi Paid Bishop
33
John Lowell Jr
191
Josephine Shaw Lowell
194
Mary Lyon
197
Cotton Mather
201
Oseola McCarty
204
Nettie Fowler McCormick
207
Mellon Family
210
Jesse E Moorland
216

Booth Family
38
Charles Loring Brace
44
Robert Somers Brookings
47
Andrew Carnegie
52
Cesar Estrada Chavez
55
Peter Cooper
58
Paul Cuffe and James Forten
61
Dorothy Day
68
Dayton Family
72
Dorothea Lynde Dix
80
Katharine Drexel
83
George Eastman
87
Henry Ford and Edsel Ford
92
Benjamin Franklin
99
Hector Perez Garcia
104
Mary Elizabeth Garrett
107
William H Bill Gates III
112
Stephen Girard
116
Frederick Harris Goff
121
Pierre Frist Goodrich
125
Rebecca Gratz
129
Guggenheim Family
133
Henry Lee Higginson
145
Ima Hogg
147
Herbert Clark Hoover
151
Samuel Gridley Howe
155
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson
160
Robert Keayne
164
Florence Kelley
167
Will Keith Kellogg
171
Martin Luther King Jr
175
Sebastian S Kresge
180
Eli Lilly
184
Juliette Daisy Gordon Low
187
John Muir
220
John M Olin
224
Owen Family
228
David Packard and Lucile Packard
235
Frederick Douglass Patterson
239
George Peabody
242
Pew Family
246
James Herman Robinson
252
John D Rockefeller Sr
256
Rockefeller Family
260
Julius Rosenwald
277
Benjamin Rush
280
Margaret Olivia Slocum Mrs Russell Sage
285
Margaret Sanger
289
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
294
James Smithson
297
George Soros
301
Leland Stanford and Jane Lathrop Stanford
305
Henrietta Szold
310
Arthur Tappan and Lewis Tappan
314
Benjamin Thompson Count Rumford
319
Joseph Tuckerman
323
Lillian D Wald
326
Madam CJ Walker
330
Booker Taliaferro Washington
333
Ida B WellsBarnett
338
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
341
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
344
John Winthrop
348
A Timeline of American Philanthropy
353
Videos
361
Childrens Books
365
Index
369
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About the author (2002)

ROBERT T. GRIMM JR. teaches Philanthropic Studies and History and directs the American Philanthropists Project at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. In addition to currently serving as a regular columnist for Foundation News & Commentary, he has been an Earhart Fellow and published numerous works on American philanthropy and nonprofits.

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