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Author Nackenoff, Carol.

Title The fictional republic : Horatio Alger and American political discourse / Carol Nackenoff.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-353) and indexes.
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.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899 -- Political and social views.
Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899.
Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899. (OCoLC)fst01897476
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political fiction, American -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Political fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst01069300
Politics and literature. (OCoLC)fst01069960
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Indexed Term English fiction
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Nackenoff, Carol. Fictional republic. New York : Oxford University Press, 1994 019507923X (DLC) 93018732 (OCoLC)27768396
ISBN 1423764862 (electronic bk.)
9781423764861 (electronic bk.)
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