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“Everything but Government Submarines”: Limits of a Semi-governmental System

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226559360
eISBN:
9780226670973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The mobilization for the First World War had been organized through a powerful configuration of voluntary associations and national agencies. After the war, what use could be made of these ... More


Municipal Benevolence

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226559360
eISBN:
9780226670973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Following the Civil War, volunteers returned to civilian life, often in cities that experienced a series of severe economic depressions across the last decades of the nineteenth century. Across ... More


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