Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66 by Shirley TillotsonContributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66 by Shirley Tillotson

Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66

byShirley Tillotson

Paperback | January 1, 2009

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Contributing Citizens tells the social, cultural, and political history of Community Chests, the forerunners of today’s United Way, to provide a unique perspective on the evolution of professional fundraising, private charity, and the development of the welfare state. Blending a national perspective with rich case studies of Halifax, Ottawa, and Vancouver, Shirley Tillotson shows that fundraising work in the mid-twentieth century involved organizing and promoting social responsibility in new ways, sometimes coercively. In the 1940s and 1950s, fundraisers adopted the language of welfare state reform and helped to establish both the notion of universal contribution and the foundation of community organization from which major social policies grew. Peopled by a host of forceful characters, this is a lively account of how raising money raised the level of Canadian democracy.
Shirley Tillotson is Chair of the Department of History at Dalhousie University.
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Title:Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.85 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Public and Private in Welfare History

1 The Citizenship of Contribution: Taxation in the 1920s

2 The Technologies of Contribution: Taxation and Modern Fundraising Methods

3 Social Advertising and Social Conflict: The Community Chest Method in Vancouver, 1930-35

4 Race, Charity, and Democracy: Organizing Inclusion, 1927-52

5 How Charity Survived the Birth of the Welfare State

6 Reconstructing Charity: The Postwar Politics of Public and Private, 1945-66

7 Justice, Inclusion, and the Emotions of Obligation in 1950s Charity

Conclusion: Similarities, Differences, and Historical Change

Appendices

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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Tillotson takes what is often seen by historians as a ‘conservative’ force in Canadian history—- charitable fundraising—- and creates a nuanced and sympathetic account of its origins, failures, and successes. By incorporating the local histories of Halifax, Ottawa, and Vancouver, she allows us to see how large—scale political change played out in local contexts. Contributing Citizens is a clear, thoughtful, and well—researched contribution to the field of Canadian history. - Lara Campbell, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University