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Mrs. Russell Sage: Women's Activism and Philanthropy in Gilded Age and Progressive Era America

Mrs. Russell Sage: Women's Activism and Philanthropy in Gilded Age and Progressive Era America (Paperback)

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This is the biography of a ruling-class woman who became a major American philanthropist. The wife of robber-baron Russell Sage (partner of Jay Gould) and in her husband's shadow for 37 years, Olivia Sage took on the mantle of active, reforming womanhood in New York voluntary associations. When Russell Sage died in 1906, he left her a vast fortune. Already in her 70s, she took the money and put it to her own uses. An advocate for the rights of women and the responsibilities of wealth, for moral reform and material benefit, Sage used the money to fund a wide spectrum of progressive reforms that had a lasting impact on American life, including her most significant philanthropy, the Russell Sage Foundation.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories: discovery / historical / scientificLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesSocial workCharities, voluntary services & philanthropy Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 25/07/2008 ISBN-13: 9780253220455  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 30/07/2008.  

Ruth Crocker is Professor of History and Director of the Women's Studies Program at Auburn University and author of Social Work and Social Order: The Settlement Movement in Two Industrial Cities, 1889-1930. She lives in Auburn, Alabama.

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