The Resource The American Dream: : a Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel, (ebook)

The American Dream: : a Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel, (ebook)

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The American Dream: : a Cultural History
Title
The American Dream:
Title remainder
a Cultural History
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence R. Samuel
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Language
eng
Summary
There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, Samuel gives readers a field guide to the evolution of our national identity over the last eighty years. Samuel tells the story chronologically, revealing that there have been six major eras of the mythology since the phrase was coined in 1931. Relying mainly on period magazines and newspapers as his primary source material, the author demonstrates that journalists serving on the front lines of the scene represent our most valuable resource to recover unfiltered stories of the Dream. The problem, however, is that it does not exist; the Dream is just that, a product of our imagination. That it is not real ultimately turns out to be the most significant finding about the American Dream, and what makes the story most compelling
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Midwest
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Samuel, Lawrence R
Dewey number
973.92
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • National characteristics, American
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • American Dream
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adult
Label
The American Dream: : a Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780815651871
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11721656
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The American Dream: : a Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815651871
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11721656
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11721656
System control number
MWT11721656
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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