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American myth, American reality / James Oliver Robertson.


1st ed.. New York : Hill and Wang, 1980.
ISBN 0809025043

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Subjects Caractère national américain.
Civilization.
Mythology.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Civilization.
United States.
Description xvii, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-381) and index.
Contents Overture:American and Myths -- 1. Where are we -- 2. What holds us together -- 3. Facts and fantasies -- I. Mission and Destiny -- 1. Crusader, fortress, policeman, peacemaker -- 2. Banners on the towers -- 3. No friends to welcome them -- 4. The birth of the nation -- 5. Nationalism made manifest -- 6. Frontiers and other dreams -- 7. Transformation of the wilderness -- II. Pursuit of Happiness -- 1. Sex and self -- 2. Prototypes -- 3. Independent Individualism -- 4. The employee -- 5. Individualism incorporated -- 6. The engine of progress -- 7. Players, models, actors -- III. E Pluribus Unum -- 1. Real community -- 2. The fragmented image -- 3. People, endless, streaming -- 4. The rituals of community -- 5. Classless equality and urban democracy -- IV. The power and the glory -- 1. Power and power failure -- 2. Science and progress -- 3. We are all progressives -- 4. Nothing to fear -- 5. Marching as to war -- Reprise: Myths and Americans. -- Bibliography -- Index.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6487389
(OCoLC)ocm06487389
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WorldCat Identities Robertson, James Oliver.
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