By Molly McClain
Molly McClain tells the awesome 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 flow, and public entry to technology, 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 adored American tale within which humans pull themselves up via their bootstraps with audacity, exertions, and luck. She and her brother E.W. Scripps built America’s biggest chain of newspapers, linking Midwestern business towns with booming cities within the West. much less renowned this day than the papers began via Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, Scripps newspapers remodeled their proprietors into millionaires nearly overnight.
by means of the 1920s Scripps was once worthy an anticipated $30 million, so much of which she gave away. She demonstrated the Scripps establishment of Oceanography in los angeles Jolla, California, and seemed at the conceal of Time journal after founding Scripps collage in Claremont, California. She additionally supplied significant monetary help to organizations worldwide that promised to enhance democratic ideas and public education.
In Ellen Browning Scripps McClain brings to lifestyles a rare girl who played a vital role within the heritage of girls, California, and the yank West.
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Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy by Molly McClain