The fictional republic : Horatio Alger and American political discourse /

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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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Nackenoff, Carol.
Format: eBook
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series:OUP E-Books.
Table of 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.