Molly McClain's Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy PDF

By Molly McClain

Molly McClain tells the striking tale of Ellen Browning Scripps (1836–1932), an American newspaperwoman, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, and social reformer who used her fortune to aid women’s schooling, the hard work circulation, and public entry to technological know-how, the humanities, and education.

Born in London, Scripps grew up in rural poverty at the Illinois prairie. She went from rags to riches, residing out that loved American tale within which humans pull themselves up by way of their bootstraps with audacity, labor, and luck. She and her brother E.W. Scripps built America’s greatest chain of newspapers, linking Midwestern business towns with booming cities within the West. much less popular this day than the papers begun by way of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, Scripps newspapers remodeled their proprietors into millionaires nearly overnight.

via the 1920s Scripps used to be worthy an envisioned $30 million, such a lot of which she gave away. She validated the Scripps establishment of Oceanography in los angeles Jolla, California, and seemed at the disguise of Time journal after founding Scripps university in Claremont, California. She additionally supplied significant monetary aid to organizations worldwide that promised to strengthen democratic rules and public education.

In Ellen Browning Scripps McClain brings to lifestyles a rare lady who played a vital role within the historical past of girls, California, and the yankee West.

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