The charity market and humanitarianism in Britain, 1870-1912
- Sarah Roddy, Julie-Marie Strange and Bertrand Taithe.
- London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
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- viii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-216) and index.
- List of Illustrations Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction
- 1. The Emergence of Charity Enterprise
- 2. Consuming Charity
- 3. Building and Protecting Charity Brands
- 4. Policing Fraud: Regulation and Accountability in the Charity Market
- 5. Aristocratic Fundraising and the Politics of Imperial Humanitarianism
- 6. Franchise Fundraising: Mansion House Appeals Conclusion Bibliography Index.
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This book examines the business of charity - including fundraising, marketing, branding, financial accountability and the nexus of benevolence, politics and capitalism - in Britain from the development of the British Red Cross in 1870 to 1912. Whilst most studies focus on the distribution of charity, Sarah Roddy, Julie-Marie Strange and Bertrand Taithe look at the roots of the modern third sector, exploring how charities appropriated features more readily associated with commercial enterprises in order to compete and obtain money, manage and account for that money and monetize compassion. Drawing on a wide range of archival research from Charity Organization Societies, Wood Street Mission, Salvation Army, League of Help and Jewish Soup Kitchen, among many others, The Charity Market and Humanitarianism in Britain, 1870-1912 sheds new light on the history of philanthropy in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. This book is open access and available to read for FREE on Bloomsbury Collections: https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/the-charity-market-an d-humanitarianism-in-britain-1870-1912/.
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