The reputation of philanthropy since 1750: Britain and beyond (Hardcover)
Philanthropy, a 'love of humankind', is now thought of as the rich giving to good causes. The Reputation of Philanthropy explores how this came about and asks why praise for philanthropists has always been matched by criticism. Original and accessible, the book will inform thinking about the proper role for philanthropy today.
Hugh Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Kent