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Buying Respectability: Philanthropy and Urban Society in Transnational Perspective, 1840s to 1930s

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In 19th-century Leipzig, Toronto, New York, and Boston, a newly emergent group of industrialists and entrepreneurs entered into competition with older established elite groups for social recognition as well as cultural and political leadership. The competition was played out on the field of philanthropy, with the North American community gathering ideas from Europe about ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Indiana University Press (first published 2009)
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Jun 17, 2012 Susanne rated it it was amazing
A bit tedious but interesting perspective on philanthropy and a surprising amount of information about Toronto in the 19th and early 20th centuries.Worth a read, at least for the parts relating to Toronto.
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