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

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

Label
The American Dream : a Cultural History
Title
The American Dream
Title remainder
a Cultural History
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence R. Samuel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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, it 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. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, the author gives readers a field guide to the evolution of our national identity over the last eighty years. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. He 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, he reveals, 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 and what makes the story most compelling
Member of
Cataloging source
SYB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuel, Lawrence R
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.S235 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • American Dream
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • American Dream
  • Civilization
  • National characteristics, American
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • American dream
  • USA
  • États-Unis
  • Rêve américain
Label
The American Dream : a Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The epic of America -- The status seekers -- The anti-paradise -- Born in the USA -- The anxious society -- American idol
Control code
824509782
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815651871
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3410113
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1hzb0hs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824509782
Label
The American Dream : a Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The epic of America -- The status seekers -- The anti-paradise -- Born in the USA -- The anxious society -- American idol
Control code
824509782
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815651871
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3410113
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1hzb0hs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824509782

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