Herbert Brown Ames: Political Reformer and Enforcer

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Author/collaborator
Title
Herbert Brown Ames: Political Reformer and Enforcer
Abstract
A review of Herbert Brown Ames’ municipal career in Montreal during the period 1892-1904. Ames (1863-1954) was a paternalist philanthropist businessman who focused on municipal political reform as the road to social reform. He believed that those with means should assume their moral and financial responsibilities towards the less fortunate. He believed in the hierarchy of classes and emphasized the importance of honest businessmen holding key positions of authority. He stressed that the key to a better society resided in the establishment of a professional, accountable and “scientific” municipal government made up of men like himself.
Publication
Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine
Volume
Vol. 31
Issue
no. 2
Pages
18-31
Date
March 2003
Language
en
Citation
Méthot, Mélanie. “Herbert Brown Ames: Political Reformer and Enforcer.” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine Vol. 31, no. 2 (March 2003): 18–31.
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