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The Resource American individualism, by Herbert Hoover ; with an introduction by George H. Nash

American individualism, by Herbert Hoover ; with an introduction by George H. Nash

Label
American individualism
Title
American individualism
Statement of responsibility
by Herbert Hoover ; with an introduction by George H. Nash
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In late 1921, then secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover decided to distill from his experiences a coherent understanding of the American experiment he cherished. The result was the 1922 book American Individualism. In it, Hoover expounded and vigorously defended what has come to be called American exceptionalism: the set of beliefs and values that still makes America unique. He argued that America can make steady, sure progress if we preserve our individualism, preserve and stimulate the initiative of our people, insist on and maintain the safeguards to equality of opportunity, and honor service as a part of our national character. American Individualism asserts that equal opportunity for individuals to develop their abilities is "the sole source of progress" and the fundamental impulse behind American civilization for three, now four, centuries. More than ninety years have passed since this book was first published; it is clear, in retrospect, that the volume was partly motivated by the political controversies of the time. But American Individualism is not simply a product of a dim and receding past. To a considerable degree the ideological battles of Hoover's era are the battles of our own, and the interpretations we make of our past, particularly the years between 1921 and 1933, will mold our perspective on the crises of the present
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Cataloging source
IOQ
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1874-1964
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Hoover, Herbert
Dewey number
302.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
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Nash, George H.
Series statement
Hoover Institution Press Publication
Series volume
675
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  • Individualism
  • United States
Label
American individualism, by Herbert Hoover ; with an introduction by George H. Nash
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American individualism -- Philosophic grounds -- Spiritual phases -- Economic phases -- Political phases -- The future
Control code
ocn968157025
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 60 pages
Isbn
9780817920159
Lccn
2017465048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0019703742
  • (OCoLC)968157025
Label
American individualism, by Herbert Hoover ; with an introduction by George H. Nash
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American individualism -- Philosophic grounds -- Spiritual phases -- Economic phases -- Political phases -- The future
Control code
ocn968157025
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 60 pages
Isbn
9780817920159
Lccn
2017465048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0019703742
  • (OCoLC)968157025

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