The American gospel of success; individualism and beyond.


Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1965.

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Subjects Success -- United States.
Success.
Succès.
United States.
Description 429, [2] pages 21 cm.
Copyright Date 1965.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 431).
Summary This anthology contrasts the ideology of the Protestant work ethic with 20th century economic realities as it reflects the struggle of the American people to achieve "success." Selections are by notables ranging from Cotton Mather (1701) to the 1960s.
Contents A Christian at his calling / Cotton Mather (1701) -- The way to wealth / Benjamin Franklin (1757)-- Wealth / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1860) -- Try, Try, Again / The McGuffey Reader (1853) -- The art of money-getting / P.T. Barnum (1850s) -- Struggling upward, or Luke Larkin's luck / Horatio Alger (1886) -- The road to business success / Andrew Carnegie (1885) -- The saving remnant : an examination of character structure / David Riesman (1949) -- The modern corporation / George W. Perkins (1908) -- A profession / Louis D. Brandeis (1912) -- The recruitment of the American business elite / William Miller (1950) -- American lawyers in business and in politics / William Miller (1951) -- The corporation man / W. Lloyd Warner (1960) -- The man with the hoe / Edwin Markham (1899) -- The independent farmer / Thorstein Veblen (1923) -- The Irish style in politics / William V. Shannon (1963) -- Honest Graft and dishonest graft / George Washington Plunkitt (1905) -- The pursuit of riches / Finley Peter Dunne (1906) -- Urban Economic frontiers / Moses Rischin (1962) -- From Gompers to Hillman : labor goes middle class / Moses Rischin (1953) -- The loneliness of success / David Levinsky (1917) -- Crime as an American way of life / Daniel Bell (1953) -- The restlessness of the modern women / Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1901) -- Jane Addams : an American heroine / Jill Conway (1964) -- The future of the colored race / Frederick Douglass (1886) -- The Atlanta Exposition address / Booker T. Washington (1895) -- The talented tenth / W.E.B. DuBois (1903) -- If you're black, stay back / Michael Harrington (1962) -- The Black Muslim gospel / E.U. Essien-Udom (1962) -- The Indian Dilemma / Theodore Roosevelt (1905) -- The economy of incentives / Chester I. Barnard (1938) -- Ancestry and conformity / Melville Dalton (1959) -- Some types that seldom survive / Vance Packard (1962) -- How to cheat on personality tests / William H. Whyte, Jr. (1956) -- The obsolescence of the entrepreneurial function / Joseph A. Schumpeter (1942) -- The business leader as a "daimonic" figure / Fritz Redlich (1953) -- New patterns of organization / Boris Emmet and John E. Jeuck (1950) -- The motivations and rewards of the business executive / Francis X. Sutton (1956) -- Organizing for renewal / John W. Gardner (1964) -- Young men / Clarence B. Randall (1952) -- Peter Chew, publisher-tycoon / San Francisco Examiner (1964) -- The uncommitted generation / David Riesman (1958-1961) -- From gold rush to sun rush / Eugene Burdick (1963) -- Academic entrepreneurs / Christopher Rand (1964) -- Labor, leisure and the new class / John Kenneth Galbraith (1958) -- The man nobody knows / Bruce Barton (1925) -- The confidence man / Donald B. Meyer (1955) -- Billy Graham : successful debunker of success / Donald B. Meyer (1955).
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)374633
(OCoLC)ocm00374633
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Rischin, Moses, 1925-
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