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

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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 seventies, 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.
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ISBN-13: 9780253220455
ISBN-10: 0253220459
Pagini: 526
Ilustrații: 34 b&w photographs
Dimensiuni: 174 x 236 x 34 mm
Greutate: 0.89 kg
Editura: Indiana University Press
Seria Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies


I. A Liminal Place1. Slocums, Jermains, Piersons-and a Sage; 2. "Distinctly a Class Privilege": Troy Female Seminary1846-1847; 3. "I Do Enjoy My Independence": 1847-1858; 4. A Bankruptcy, Three Funerals, and a Wedding, 1858-1869II. Becoming Mrs. Russell Sage, 1869-19065. The Work of Benevolence: Mrs. Russell Sage, the Carlisle School, and Indian Reform; 6. "I Live for That Work": Negotiating Identities at the New York Women's Hospital; 7. "Some Aggressive Work": The Emma Willard Association and Educated Womanhood, 1891-1898; 8. Converted! Parlor Suffrage and After9. "Wiping Her Tears with the Flag": Mrs. Russell Sage, PatriotIII. "Just Beginning to Live", 1906-191810. "A Kind of Old Age Freedom"; 11. Inventing the Russell Sage Foundation, 1907; 12. "Women and Education: There's the Key"; 13. "Nothing More for Men's Colleges": The Origins of Russell Sage College; 14. "Splendid Donation"; 15. "Send What Miss Todd Thinks Best"


"Through diligent research, primarily in the archives of the Russell Sage Foundation and the Emma Willard School, Crocker has recovered the life of this remarkable woman who moved from genteel poverty to great wealth, all the while maintaining a sense of responsible benevolence. . . . This book breaks new ground. . . ." Choice"Historians, scholars of philanthropy, and biographers will all profit from Mrs. Russell Sage. Indeed, this book reminds us that the life of an individual has the power to singularly elucidate the past." Journal of American History

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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."