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America, Philanthropy and the Moral Order

By (author) John H. Hamer
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 2002
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773470670
ISBN-13: 9780773470675
Barcode No: 9780773470675
Synopsis
This work compares samples of wealthy American philanthropists and non-philanthropists to understand why some gave of their wealth and others did not. It also focuses on the differences in the moral basis for wealth distribution between Americans and peoples in non-industrial societies, using examples from Native Americans, Oceanic, and African peoples. A final chapter compares earlier philanthropists with a small group of well-known American givers in the late 20th century. Figures examined include: John Crozer; John Wanamaker; John D. Rockefeller; John Pierpont Morgan; Andrew Mellon; Andrew Carnegie; Hetty Green; Collis Huntington; Jay Gould; Russell Sage; James Fisk; Cornelius Vanderbilt; Grenville Dodge; John Templeton; Ted Turner; and Bill Gates.

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