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Individualism and conformity : their development and influence on the American character

Show simple item record Secker, Anne en_US 2017-05-12T16:51:39Z 2017-05-12T16:51:39Z 1977
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this increasingly self-conscious society almost everyone craves self-definition. One of the chief justifications for the study of purely American literature or American history assumes that Americans are fundamentally different from other peoples. Such an assumption is generally accepted as valid and never questioned very seriously. Consequently, there has been, since the first settlements began in the “New World” over 400 years ago, an attempt to characterize exactly what makes this American, this new person in relationship to the world, different from his European counterparts. The quest for the definition of an American character has involved many questions—What are Americans’ basic traits? How did we come to be the way we are? Has the character changed over time? en_US
dc.format.extent 46 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors. en_US
dc.subject English en_US
dc.subject American literature en_US
dc.subject individualism en_US
dc.title Individualism and conformity : their development and influence on the American character en_US
dc.type.genre Dissertation/Thesis en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) en_US

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