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REDEMPTION AND THE AMERICAN SOUL

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with a case study of a highly generative African-American schoolteacher and a content analysis of lead stories in People magazine in order to introduce the theme of redemption in ... More


Disorder in the Air

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Newsboys proliferated after the Civil War as the newspaper industry flourished but then reemerged as a social problem during the depression years of 1873 to 1877. Writers and artists such as Horatio ... More


Beginnings

Kevin J. Hayes

in A Journey Through American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199862078
eISBN:
9780190252892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199862078.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter first considers the common theme of identity in the opening lines of American literary works, such as Edgar Allan Poe's novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838) and Walt Whitman's ... More


What Happened to Horatio Alger?: U.S. Trends in Inequality and Opportunity in Comparative Perspective

Carol Graham

in Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169460
eISBN:
9781400884971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169460.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter highlights the complexity of measuring inequality, both because of its many different facets, each of which can matter differently to different people, and because of the complexity of ... More


A World Full

in Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076409
eISBN:
9780226076379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076379.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses Hofstadter's book America at 1750. The long prologue to the intended first volume was published in 1971. This coda continued its author's enduring fascination with the steep ... More


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