NEH launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg”

December 13th, 2012

Our latest NEH launchpad for EDSITEment is up! Take time this month to explore Mark Twain’s short story “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” which examines the role of enterprise, commerce, and virtue in a democratic society. And use Alexis de Tocqueville’s chapter on “The Principal Source of Belief among Democratic Nations” to understand the power of public opinion in the age of equality and individualism to help students think about the broader meanings and applications of the story.

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