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Merit : the history of a founding ideal from the American Revolution to the twenty-first century / Joseph F. Kett.

By: Kett, Joseph F.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.American institutions and society: Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0801467675; 9780801467677.Subject(s): Merit (Ethics) -- Social aspects -- United States | Social values -- United States -- History | National characteristics, American -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 179/.9 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : the faces of merit -- Republic of merit -- Merit and the culture of public life -- Small worlds : competition in the colleges -- Making the grade : managed competition and schooling -- The scientific measurement of merit -- The "presumption of merit" : institutionalizing merit -- Squeeze play : merit in government -- Merit in crisis -- Epilogue : merit, equality, consent.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : the faces of merit -- Republic of merit -- Merit and the culture of public life -- Small worlds : competition in the colleges -- Making the grade : managed competition and schooling -- The scientific measurement of merit -- The "presumption of merit" : institutionalizing merit -- Squeeze play : merit in government -- Merit in crisis -- Epilogue : merit, equality, consent.

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<p>Joseph F. Kett is James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of books including The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: From Self-Improvement to Adult Education in America, 1750-1990 and coauthor of The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy .</p>

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