American Dreams

ISBN-10: 0205520790
ISBN-13: 9780205520794
Edition: 2009 (Annotated)
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Book details

List price: $30.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

"American Dreams" explores the evolution and multiple meanings of "the American Dream," inviting students to consider how the concept has changed over time, which groups have--and have not--been included in the dream, and how rhetoric has enabled the dreams of a few to be shared by millions. Key Topics: Founding Dreams, Dream Deferred, Streets Paved with Gold, Sustaining the Dream Market: Improving Writing

Preface
Founders' Dream/Dreamers Found
Introduction
"The Origin of the Longhouse-Seneca Legend"
The Mayflower Compact
From "A Model of Christian Charity"
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"
Declaration of Independence
From "Common Sense"
"Letter to John Adams: Remember the Ladies" (1776)
John Adams' Response to "Remember the Ladies" (1776)
Constitution of the Iroquois Nations-The Great Binding Law (Gayanashagowa)
"The Star Spangled Banner"
"My Country 'Tis of Thee"
From "Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles"
From "Democracy in America"
"Simple Gifts"
"America the Beautiful"
"Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing"
"This Land is Your Land"
For Further Research and Writing
Dreams Deferred
Introduction
The Seneca Falls Declaration
"Speech of 1851"
From "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
From The Planter's Northern Bride
"Graduating Address at Yale College, 1887"
From How the Other Half Lives
From The Souls of Black Folk
"Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
"New York Fire Kills 148: Girl Victims Leap to Death from Factory"
"The Ballot or the Bullet" (Text through Internet Search)
From "The American Dream"
"The Ten-Point Program"
The National Organization for Women's 1966 Statement of Purpose
"Trail of Broken Treaties-20-Point Proposal"
"America"
For Further Research and Writing
Streets Paved With Gold
Introduction
From A New Home-Who'll Follow?
"The New Colossus"
From "The Road to Business Success: A Talk to Young Men"
From "The Significance of the Frontier in American History"
From I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl
From The Promised Land
From Black Boy
From Death of a Salesman
From Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez
From Messages From My Father
"Stuck in Between," From I Begin My Life All Over Again
From "The Pineros"
"The Day an Immigrant Refugee Can Say, 'I'm an American'"
For Further Research and Writing
Sustaining the Dream
Introduction
"Little Boxes"
"Address at Rice University on the Space Effort"
"Great Society Speech"
"On Being Asian American"
"My American Dream," From Studs Terkel, American Dreams: Lost and Found
"Take The Power Back" (Text through Internet Search)
From "Kids in the Mall: Growing Up Controlled"
"Argument in Favor of Proposition 227"
From Nickel and Dimed
"What Sacagawea Means to Me"
"The Death of Horatio Alger"
"All Falls Down" (Text through Internet Search)
"Superman Is An Illegal"
"The Power of Our Pastime"
"Special Comment of October 18, 2006"
"I Have a Dream" (Text through Internet Search)
For Further Research and Writing
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