Abstract and Keywords
A Baptist pastor from Philadelphia, Russell H. Conwell’s most widely-known work was his sermon “Acres of Diamonds,” first prepared in 1861 when he was eighteen, and added to and improved upon years later. Over a half century, he would deliver it more than six thousand times, earning some $8 million from lecture fees. It expressed the faith of the age that any enterprising person could succeed and that individual effort was sure to be rewarded.
Source: Russell H.Conwell, Acres of Diamonds. Foreword by Russell F. Weigley (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002), 23–42
Access to the complete content on Oxford First Source requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.