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Introduction: The Question of Thrift

James Davison Hunter

Joshua J. Yates (ed.)

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the renewed importance of the concept of thrift in American consciousness in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. It then presents ... More


Why Is the History of Philanthropy Not a Part of American History?

Olivier Zunz

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Historians of the United States neglect philanthropy, and this is a puzzling omission. It is not totally ignored. We find informed treatments of big money philanthropy in biographies of some major ... More


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