American Dreams

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Larry R. Juchartz, Elizabeth A. Stolarek, Christy Rishoi
Pearson Longman, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 242 pages
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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.

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Contents

The Mayflower Compact
5
Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence
11
Francis Scott Key The Star Spangled Banner
33
Alexis de Tocqueville From Democracy in America
43
Elder Joseph Brackett Simple Gifts
49
Dreams Deferred
55
College 1887
80
Streets Paved With Gold
127
Sustaining the Dream
185
Rage Against the Machine Take The Power Back
201
Argument in Favor of Proposition 227
209
Sherman Alexie What Sacagawea Means to Me
221
Kanye West All Falls Down Text through Internet
226
Keith Olbermann Special Comment
232
For Further Research and Writing
238
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