Topic: Issues in Philanthropy

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New Research: Public Health in Haiti, the Green Revolution, US-China Relations, and Law of the Sea

This edition of our monthly series features new work on the history of agribusiness, international law, diplomatic relations, and tropical disease control.

Timeline: A Century of American Philanthropy’s Engagement with Race and Racism

Delving into a century of philanthropic engagement with race, from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era.

“Highest Standards”: Elite Philanthropy and Literary Black Voices during the Civil Rights Era

Against a backdrop of white, establishment concepts of literary excellence, one foundation struggled to appreciate Black voices.

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New Research: Nutrition Science, a Foundation in Greece, Polish Social Scientists, and Animal Testing

Our first 2021 edition of the New Research series presents four recently published RAC Research Reports drawing on diverse archival material from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Population Council.

Photo Essay: Radburn, New Jersey – the Town for the Motor Age

How philanthropy helped architects and planners create a new kind of suburban community.

Timeline: American Foundations and the History of Public Health

Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.

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New Research: Early Work-Relief Program, Urban Planning, Educational Broadcasting, and International Studies in the 1930s

Four new research reports delve into unique stories drawn from the history of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations.

Funding a Social Movement: The Ford Foundation and Civil Rights, 1965-1970

A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.

Early Experiments in Public Broadcasting

The American public broadcast system as it exists today came out of years of work by organized philanthropy.

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New Research: Prisons, Macroeconomics, Nurses of Psychiatry, and Colonial Medicine

The latest installment in our series of newly-published research reports.