The Resource Franklin's Thrift : The Lost History of an American Virtue

Franklin's Thrift : The Lost History of an American Virtue

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Franklin's Thrift : The Lost History of an American Virtue
Title
Franklin's Thrift
Title remainder
The Lost History of an American Virtue
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Language
eng
Summary
Americans today often think of thrift as a negative value-a miserly hoarding of resources and a denial of pleasure. Even more telling, many Americans don't even think of thrift at all anymore. Franklin's Thrift challenges this state of mind by recovering the rich history of thrift as a quintessentially American virtue. The contributors to this volume trace how, from the eighteenth century on, the idea and practice of thrift has been a robust part of the American vision of economic freedom and social abundance. For Benjamin Franklin, who personified and promoted the idea, thrift meant working productively, consuming wisely, saving proportionally, and giving generously. Franklin's thrift became the cornerstone of a new kind of secular faith in the ordinary person's capacity to shape his lot and fortune in life. Later chapters document how in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, thrift moved into new domains. It became the animating idea behind social movements to promote children's school savings, create mutual savings banks and credit unions for working men and women, establish a federal savings bond program, and galvanize the nation to conserve resources during two world wars. Historians, enthusiasts of Americana or traditional American virtues, and anyone interested in resolving our society's current financial woes will find much to treasure in this diverse collection, with topics ranging from the inspirational lessons we can learn from the film It's a Wonderful Life to a history of the roles played by mutual savings banks, credit unions, and thrift stores in America's national thrift movement. It also includes actual policy recommendations for our present situation
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MiAaPQ
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Blankenhorn, David
LC call number
HC110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Dafoe Whitehead, Barbara
  • Brophy-Warren, Sorcha
  • Dafoe Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe
  • ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Philosophy
  • Saving and investment -- United States -- History
  • Thrift institutions -- United States -- History
Label
Franklin's Thrift : The Lost History of an American Virtue
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692195
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part One:Franklin's Thrift -- Chapter 1: Franklin's Wayto Wealth -- Part Two: Thrift after Franklin -- Chapter 2: U.S. Mutual Savings Banks and the "Savings Bank Idea" -- Chapter 3: Thrift for a New Century -- Chapter 4: A Century of Thrift Shops -- Chapter 5: In Savings We Trust -- Part Three: For a New Thrift -- Chapter 6: Confronting the American Debt Culture -- Chapter 7: Crafting Policies to Encourage Thrift in Contemporary America -- Chapter 8: Private Enterprise's Role in Increasing Savings -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Contributors -- Index
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EBC692195
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473529
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC692195
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692195
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10470393
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326048
  • (OCoLC)727649240
Label
Franklin's Thrift : The Lost History of an American Virtue
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692195
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part One:Franklin's Thrift -- Chapter 1: Franklin's Wayto Wealth -- Part Two: Thrift after Franklin -- Chapter 2: U.S. Mutual Savings Banks and the "Savings Bank Idea" -- Chapter 3: Thrift for a New Century -- Chapter 4: A Century of Thrift Shops -- Chapter 5: In Savings We Trust -- Part Three: For a New Thrift -- Chapter 6: Confronting the American Debt Culture -- Chapter 7: Crafting Policies to Encourage Thrift in Contemporary America -- Chapter 8: Private Enterprise's Role in Increasing Savings -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Contributors -- Index
Control code
EBC692195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473529
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC692195
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692195
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10470393
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326048
  • (OCoLC)727649240

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