It will be interesting to see if this blog generates a discussion about how knowledge of our past history can help us make our present and future better.
Three history books which may be of interest and useful resources regarding TWG topics:
Robert H Bremner, American Philanthropy, 1988, 2ed.
Mina Carson, Settlement Folk, 1990.
Claude S Fischer, Made in America, 2010.
They do look like good titles. If you could, can you let us know what issues the books deal with. Thanks, for making our first comment.
To explain I have not actually read these books (yet) as the topics are somewhat tangential to my interests.
However, more information is available at the UChicago books website (sort by title and scroll down to browse to the books mentioned in my previous post):
One book presents a history of philanthropy in America, another a history of the (Anglo-)American Settlement Movement.
I would like to suggest an excellent book which does discuss the topic of philanthropy, as to what it really is in practice, and covering human behavior more generally in terms of what might be classed as economic sociology: Thorsten Veblen's widely available classic The Theory of the Leisure Class, first published in 1899.
Where can I find out when this was posted?
Our Tioronda Working Group meets Mondays at Banks Square Coffee House in Beacon, New York. If you have any questions or comments about issues we have discussed, let's talk on line here.