By the People: A History of Americans as Volunteers, New Century Edition

By the People: A History of Americans as Volunteers
New Century Edition

By Susan J. Ellis and Katherine H. Campbell

By the People remains the only book available presenting the full scope and depth of volunteer activity throughout three centuries of American history. The book challenges misunderstandings about the role of volunteers and illuminates the impact of volunteers throughout history. The historical chapters of this book present an overview of the involvement of volunteers in every area of American life and trace the effect of this involvement on American institutions, professions, and social events.

The hardcover and paperback editions make ideal thank-you gifts to American volunteers and fellow leaders of volunteers passionate about their role in changing American life.