Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

CONTENTS

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pp. v-vi

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Preface. From the Harlem Renaissance

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pp. vii-x

...standard accounts of literary history, scholars argue that the mode of production for literature switches unevenly in the post-Civil War period from a system of elite patronage and genteel amateurism to what is described as the free...

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Introduction. ‘‘The Difficult Art of Giving’’

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pp. 1-38

...powerful and resilient narrative of free markets through radically ‘‘interventionist’’ methods—is central to this book. Polanyi analyzes not only the social necessity for such interventionism to stave off the worst excesses of ‘‘catastrophic...

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Chapter 1. American Generosity: Philanthropy in Henry James

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pp. 39-74

...phenomenon, it continues in modernity. In contrast to philanthropy, Gross argues, charity is linked to religious strictures and is characterized by face-to-face interaction (44–45). In the eighteenth century, charity cannot be fully distinguished...

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Chapter 2. ‘‘Livin’ on My Money’’: The Politics of Gratitude and Ingratitude in Howells

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pp. 75-99

...fortunes as a literary editor in the competitive magazine world of New York. Recent studies of Howells have convincingly argued that, in his portrayal of both the move from Boston to New York and the class and ethnic strife witnessed by his...

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Chapter 3. ‘‘The Gospel of Self’’: Philanthropy and Political Economy in Mark Twain

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pp. 100-133

...phrase deserves the scrutiny it has received: it captures the myths of essential American identity that have woven themselves around Twain’s authorship—that of the self-made man...

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Chapter 4. ‘‘That Friendship of the Whites’’: Patronage and Philanthropy in Charles Chesnutt

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pp. 134-161

...commitments as a writer, and the racism and isolation he faces in his chosen vocation. Concluding his summary, Chesnutt says he decided not to send his ‘‘long letter,’’ but...

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Chapter 5. ‘‘Inexplicable Tangles of Personality’’: Patronage, Philanthropy, and Progressive Irony in Theodore Dreiser

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pp. 162-185

...Emphasizing the apparently impersonal forces that are working beyond Cowperwood’s control, Dreiser metaphorically describes the Chicago fire and resulting financial panic as a ‘‘storm’’ that ‘‘burst unexpectedly out of a clear sky, and bore no relation to the...

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Afterword

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pp. 186-188

...in liberal economics over interventionism in the ‘‘free market.’’ Defenders of liberal capitalism, as well as corporate capitalists, realized that ‘‘the miseries everywhere being suffered’’ (Spencer, 285) in the economically and socially volatile...

Notes

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pp. 189-226

Bibliography

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pp. 227-242

Index

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pp. 243-246

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 247-254

...thank Josh Piker and Naima Sawaya enough or in words that are adequate. Josh read and re-read the book and improved the conception and expression of everything in it. Naima did many other things than read the book, and her joy in all those...