Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States

Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States : A Reader

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Now in paperback!Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United StatesA ReaderEdited with Introductions by David C. HammackMasterfully mining and sifting a four-century historical record, David Hammack has composed an extraordinarily valuable volume: a `one-stop-shopping' sourcebook on the secular and religious origins and the astonishing growth (and periodic growing pains) of America's nonprofit sector-and the challenges and dilemmas it confronts today." -John Simon, Yale UniversityIt is a delight to see an anthology on nonprofit history done so well." -Barry Karl, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard UniversityThis is a volume that everyone concerned about nonprofits-scholar, practitioner, and citizen-willfind useful and illuminating." -Peter Dobkin Hall, Program on Non-Profit Organizations Yale Divinity SchoolA remarkable book." -Robert Putnam, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard UniversityAn outstanding and timely collection of essential readings for students, researchers and practitioners, carefully edited and introduced by one of the leading historical authorities on the nonprofit sector." -Roseanne M. Mirabella, Center for Public Service, Seton Hall UniversityUnique among nations, the United States conducts almost all of its formally organized religious activity, as well as many cultural, arts, human service, educational, and research activities, through private nonprofit organizations. This reader explores their history by presenting some of the classic documents in the development of the nonprofit sector along with important interpretations and critiques by recent scholars. David C. Hammack is Hiram C. Haydon Professor of History and Chair of the Committee on Educational Programs of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University.Philanthropic Studies-Dwight F. Burlingame and David C. Hammack, general editorsshow more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 32mm | 739.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253214106
  • 9780253214102

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"This is a volume that everyone concerned about nonprofits--scholar, practitioner, and citizen--will find useful and illuminating." --ARNOVA News "What David C. Hammack conveys most vividly in his new book is how deeply the roots of the nonprofit sector are intertwined with this nation's earliest history and with its most fundamental political principles." --Museum News "A remarkable book."--Robert Putnam, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Universityshow more

Table of contents

IntroductionI. British and Colonial PatternsOne. Colonial Theory: Established Churches1. The Statute of Charitable Uses, 16012. The Elizabethan Poor Law, 16013. Report to the Viceroy of Mexico on Conditions at Santa Fe, 16014. A Model of Christian Charity, 16305. Virginia General Assembly, Laws Regulating Conduct and Religion, 16426. New England's First Fruits, 16437. Account of the Ceremony Proclaiming New France, 1671Two. Colonial Reality: Religious Diversity8. Remonstrance against the Law against Quakers, 16579. Virginia's Cure, 166210. The Great Case of Liberty of Conscience, 167011. Essays to Do Good, 171012. Argument against Anglican Control of King's College (Columbia), 175313. Journal of the Carolina Backcountry, 1767-6814. Recollections of Institution-Building, 1771-84II. The American Revolution: Sources of the Nonprofit SectorThree. To the Constitution: Limited Government and Disestablishment15. Cato's Letters: Arguments against a Strong Central Government, 172016. Argument against Taxes for Religious Purposes in Massachusetts, 177417. Virginia Act Establishing Religious Freedom, 178618. The Federalist, No. 10, 178719. The Constitution of the United States, excerpts, 1789, and The First and Tenth Amendments, 1791Four. Voluntarism under the Constitution20. Autobiographical Statement on the 1818 Disestablishment of the "Standing Order" in Connecticut, 186421. The Dartmouth College Case, 1818 and 181922. Political Associations in the United States, 1835, and Of the Use Which Americans Make of Public Associations in Civil Society, 1840III. Uses of Nonprofit OrganizationsFive. Varieties of Religious Nonprofits23. Organized Activity among Slaves, 1849 and 1839 24. The Voluntary Principle in American Christianity, 184425. Institutions, Autonomy, and National Networks, 198226. Social Catholicism, 197527. The Jewshow more

About David C. Hammack

DAVID C. HAMMACK is Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History and Chair of the Committee on Educational Programs of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University. Previously he taught in the City University of New York and at Princeton University. Hammack has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a Resident Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation. His research has also been supported by grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund. He is the author of Power and Society: Greater New York at the Turn of the Century and Social Science in the Making: Essays on the Russell Sage Foundation, 1907-1972, and editor with Dennis Young, of Nonprofit Organizations in Market Economy.show more

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