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Civic GiftsVoluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State$
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Elisabeth S. Clemens

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226559360

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.001.0001

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The Expansible Nation-State

The Expansible Nation-State

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(p.103) 4 The Expansible Nation-State
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Civic Gifts
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Elisabeth S. Clemens

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.003.0005

Over the first decades of the twentieth century, this model of urban governance was harnessed to unprecedented crises, both local and international. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake inspired a national response to the disaster that extended the capacities of a still new organization, the American Red Cross. Closely linked to the presidency, the Red Cross came to function as a voluntary infrastructure for the extension of national efforts, an arrangement that would be solidified in the mobilization for the First World War. During that conflict, “voluntary” giving to a national cause was established as a model of good citizenship and institutionalized through the charitable deduction to the individual income tax.

Keywords:   San Francisco Earthquake, World War I, American Red Cross, fundraising, civic inclusion

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