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The fictional republic : Horatio Alger and American political discourse

Author: Carol Nackenoff
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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Investigating the enduring quality of Horatio Alger's political theories, this historical study shows how his ideas of hard work tempered by virtue's rewards struck a chord during the economic transformations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nackenoff, Carol.
Fictional republic.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(DLC) 93018732
(OCoLC)27768396
Named Person: Horatio Alger, Jr.; Horatio Alger, Jr.; Horatio Alger; Horatio Alger, Jr.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Nackenoff
ISBN: 1423764862 9781423764861 1602566194 9781602566194
OCLC Number: 65221091
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 1 Allegory of the Republic: On Interpretation and Method; 2 A Unitarian Project for Moral Guidance; 3 Republican Rites of Passage: Character and the Battle for Youth; 4 Guidebooks for Survival in an Industrializing Economy; 5 Saved From the Factory; 6 Technology, Organizations, Corporations, and Capitalists; 7 Natural Aristocracy in a Democracy: Authority, Power, and Politics; 8 Money, Price, and Value: Alger's Interventions in the Market; 9 Levelling and Its Limits; 10 Reading Alger: Searching for Alger's Audience in the Literary Marketplace.
Responsibility: Carol Nackenoff.
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