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American Self-making and Self-Help
Edgar Allan Poe
American poet who embraced a newly found romantic ideology (critics enlightenment)
wrote ragged dick, a story about a boy going from rags to riches
Wrote about her time spent in native capture
"And here I cannot but take notice of the strange providence of God in preserving the heathen"
African American Poet
Struggled to gain validity due to her gender and race
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Subject to unsafe "cures" to neurasthenia.
Born into slavery, managed to escape and tell his story about the atrocities of slavery
Booker T. Washington
Hard work pays off, Cast bucket downwards
W. E. B. Du Bois
Exceptional individuals, the best of the best will change the situation.
Journalist who photographed how poor people were living in America
Born into a well off family, and went on to become a figure in the self help revolution in America
Self-made millionaire, Social responsibility
American author who wrote about how the american system was flawed and people needed to take action
Raided military base, and caused a slave rebellion
Wrote the declaration of independence
Used idealistic and rhetorical language
A mans man, wanted to inspire boys to be more manly
Outdoorsy, Created national parks, rough and tumble guy.
Preached a pure and god fearing settlement in the americas
we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill.
Wrote common sense which changed Americas thinking
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead"
Actor who portrayed the reality of living in an industrial society
Standardized and made production more efficient (boosted the economy)
Contrasted the efficent lifestyle, instead telling people to work less
modern social media influencer