History Now 47 (Winter 2017)

American Women in Leadership

From the Editor

During the war for independence, the first major fundraising drive in American history was mounted in Philadelphia. As the two Pennsylvanians who conceived of the drive knew, this effort to raise funds for Washington’s army would require careful planning and organization. They got to work. They assigned three or four volunteers to cover each of the wards or neighborhoods of Philadelphia and sent them door to door to solicit funds, including someone to collect and record the contributions they received. More »