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Making philanthropists: entrepreneurs, evangelicals and the growth of philanthropy in the British world, 1756–1840

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This thesis traces the development of philanthropy as a tradition and movement within the United Kingdom and the British world, with attention to both the inner lives of philanthropists, and the social networks and organizational practices that underpinned the dramatic growth in philanthropic activity between the late 1750s and 1840. In contrast to studies that see philanthropy as primarily responsive to Britain’s shifting public culture and imperial fortunes during the period, it argues t...

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2016-07-18

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