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Apostles of the self-made man,

Author: John G Cawelti
Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Horatio Alger; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Horatio Alger, Jr.; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G Cawelti
OCLC Number: 374537
Notes: Originated as thesis, University of Iowa.
Description: xiv, 279 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the meaning of the self-made man --
1. Natural aristocracy and the new republic: the idea of mobility in the thought of Franklin and Jefferson --
2. The age of the self-made man --
3. Self-improvement and self-culture: Ralph Waldo Emerson --
4. From rags to respectability: Horatio Alger --
5. The self-made man and industrial America: the portrayal of mobility in the nineteenth-century novel --
6. Philosophers of success --
7. Dream or rat race?: success in the twentieth century --
8. Individual success and the community: John Dewey's philosophy of success.
Responsibility: by John G. Cawelti.

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