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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
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuel, Lawrence R
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.S235 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • American Dream
Label
The American dream : a cultural history, Lawrence R. Samuel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227, 229-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
ocn795164618
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780815610076
Lccn
2012022220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021346724
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1681622
  • (OCoLC)795164618
Label
The American dream : a cultural history, Lawrence R. Samuel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227, 229-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
ocn795164618
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780815610076
Lccn
2012022220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021346724
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1681622
  • (OCoLC)795164618

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