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Forging the Creed

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/9780226561998.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Franklin's career heralded a new chapter in a transatlantic philanthropic revolution that began with the Reformation. Public service was both an avocation and a necessity. The commonwealth ideal, the ... More


The Merchant Prince

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter shows how Jamnalal ran the family businesses after the death of his grandfather and older brother, Madhav. It describes Jamnalal as a shrewd and intelligent businessman, although some of ... More


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