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Introduction

in American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226561981
eISBN:
9780226561998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561998.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The egalitarian ethos embodied in the Declaration of Independence set the stage for the development of a public culture that was broad enough and generous enough to accommodate a steadily growing ... More


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