Time, Talent, and Treasure: Philanthropy in the Early Republic
A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations: Colonial Era to the Present
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Digital and Computational Studies
Charity, Imperialism, Institutions, Philanthropy, Public assistance, Reform, Welfare
Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, philanthropic practices in the United States shifted from local charity to international and institutionalized giving. The works reviewed in this chapter reveal this transformation as anything but teleological. American giving practices intersected with the processes of national identity formation, formal foreign policy, and less formal connections that nevertheless knit the new citizens of the United States into an international community.
Shrout, A.H. 2020. "Time, Talent, and Treasure." In A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations, edited by C.R.W. Dietrich. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119166139.ch3