Gospel of Success

Gospel of Success - Gospel of Success o Twain and Warner...

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Gospel of Success o Twain and Warner saw Gilded age as an era of gold with corruption o Henry Ward Beecher-prosperity was at hand if you wanted it; work your way up in 20 years o Puritan ethic-work hard and with God you an get ahead o Franklin era-God slowly disappeared o 19 th century-protestant saw work as a good thing itself-gospel of success o James Garfield-1880 president, humble Famous from lecture “elements of success”-those who worked hard got ahead, the rest sank o Edward Bok-late 19 th century, women’s magazine Be honest, healthy, don’t drink, do/refrain from religion/politics, and marry an honest woman o Russell Cornwell-lectures/sermons to get ahead; money was a curse o Horatio Alger-reform activist NY, author, luck won him, didn’t like the rich o 19 th century-character (gospel of success) society occupied with production not consumption o self mastery o develop image to outside world o men behaved badly-gospel of success for men only-not one religion or one race
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HIST 072 taught by Professor Jenniferl.bertolet during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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