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The Resource Ellen Browning Scripps : new money and American philanthropy, Molly McClain

Ellen Browning Scripps : new money and American philanthropy, Molly McClain

Label
Ellen Browning Scripps : new money and American philanthropy
Title
Ellen Browning Scripps
Title remainder
new money and American philanthropy
Statement of responsibility
Molly McClain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Molly McClain tells the remarkable story of Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932), an American newspaperwoman, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, and social reformer who used her fortune to support women's education, the labor movement, and public access to science, the arts, and education. Born in London, Scripps grew up in rural poverty on the Illinois prairie. She went from rags to riches, living out that cherished American story in which people pull themselves up by their bootstraps with audacity, hard work, and luck. She and her brother E.W. Scripps built America's largest chain of newspapers, linking Midwestern industrial cities with booming towns in the West. Less well known today than the papers started by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, Scripps newspapers transformed their owners into millionaires almost overnight. By the 1920s Scripps was worth an estimated $30 million, most of which she gave away. She established the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and appeared on the cover of Time magazine after founding Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also provided major financial support to organizations worldwide that promised to advance democratic principles and public education. McClain brings to life an extraordinary woman who played a vital role in the history of women, California, and the American West
Summary
In Ellen Browning Scripps McClain brings to life an extraordinary woman who played a vital role in the history of women, California, and the American West
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10569596
Cataloging source
DLC
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McClain, Molly
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Scripps, Ellen Browning
  • Women journalists
  • Women philanthropists
  • Scripps, Ellen Browning
  • Women journalists
  • Women philanthropists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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new money and American philanthropy
Label
Ellen Browning Scripps : new money and American philanthropy, Molly McClain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962254253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 303 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803295957
Lccn
2016058015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962254253
Label
Ellen Browning Scripps : new money and American philanthropy, Molly McClain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962254253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 303 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803295957
Lccn
2016058015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962254253

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