9780773528680

Rockefeller, Carnegie, And Canada

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  • ISBN13:

    9780773528680

  • ISBN10:

    0773528687

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-03-30
  • Publisher: McGill Queens Univ Pr

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Summary

In the first half of the twentieth century, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation helped to create and maintain a cultural and intellectual infrastructure in Canada that benefited key institutions such as University of Toronto, McGill University, the National Gallery, the Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Social Science Research Council. Jeffrey Brison documents how American philanthropy facilitated the transformation from a private, localized system of cultural, intellectual, and academic patronage to a complex, nation-based system of incorporated patronage - a system in which the major patron was the federal state. His study calls into question our essentialistic notions of contrasting national identities and the now-mythologized juxtaposition of an American culture fuelled by the free market with a Canadian one sustained by state support.

Author Biography

Jeffrey D. Brison is an assistant professor of history, Queen's University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: American Philanthropy if Necessary but Not Necessarily American Philanthropy 3(16)
PART ONE: BUILDING FOUNDATIONS
The Business of Benevolence
19(24)
The Early Years of American Philanthropy in Canada: Building Schools, Building Canada
43(26)
PART TWO: AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY, IMAGINED COMMUNITIES, AND THE STRUCTURING OF THE ARTS IN CANADA, 1927--1952
American Philanthropy, ``Cultural Interpretation,'' and Imagined Communities in Canada
69(52)
The Carnegie Corporation, Cultural Philanthropy, and a New Deal for the Arts in Canada
121(30)
PART THREE: AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY AND CANADIAN LETTERS
American Philanthropy and Intellectual Development in Canada, 1930--1957
151(46)
Conclusion: A New Foundation 197(6)
Epilogue: With Strings Attached 203(6)
Appendix: Foundation Grants in Canada, 1911--1950 209(4)
Notes 213(42)
References 255(20)
Index 275

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