America, Philanthropy and the Moral Order
By: John H. Hamer (author)Hardback
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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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