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Author Nackenoff, Carol

Title The fictional republic : Horatio Alger and American political discourse / Carol Nackenoff
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1994


Description 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Series OUP E-Books
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
Analysis English fiction
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-353) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899 -- Political and social views
Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899.
Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899. fast (OCoLC)fst01897476
Subject Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Political fiction, American -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Political and social views.
Political fiction, American.
Politics and literature.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 93018732
ISBN 1423764862