The American Myth of Success: From Horatio Alger to Norman Vincent Peale

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University of Illinois Press, 1969 - 276 trang
From the introduction:

"Tradition has it that every American child receives, as part of his birthright, the freedom to mold his own life. . . . However inaccurate as a description of American society, the success myth reflects what millions believe that society is or ought to be. The degree to which opportunity has or has not been available in our society is a subject for empirical investigation. It rests within the realm of verifiable fact. The belief that opportunity exists for all is a subject for intellectual analysis and rests within the realm of ideology. This latter dimension of the success myth is the primary focus of this book."

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The Emergence of an Ideal
Horatio Alger Jr and the Gilded Age
The Christian Novel and the Success Myth
How to Succeed ConductofLife Literature in the Industrial Era
The Revival of the Transcendentalist Dogma PART IThe Defense of Idealism
The Revival of the Transcendentalist Dogma PART IIThe Religion of Optimism
The American Mystique of the Mind
Selected Bibliography
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Giới thiệu về tác giả (1969)

Richard Weiss is professor emeritus of history at the University of California at Los Angeles and coeditor of The Great Fear: Race in the Mind of America.

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