American Dreams (Longman Topics Reader)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-11
  • Publisher: Pearson

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American Dreamsexplores the evolution and multiple meanings of "the American Dream," inviting the reader to consider how the concept has changed over time, which groups haveand have notbeen included in the dream, and how rhetoric has enabled the dreams of a few to be shared by millions. Market: General Interest; Improving Writing Key Topics: Multiple meanings of the American Dream

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Founders' Dream/Dreamers Foundp. 1
Introductionp. 1
"The Origin of the Longhouse-Seneca Legend"p. 1
The Mayflower Compactp. 5
From "A Model of Christian Charity"p. 6
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"p. 8
Declaration of Independencep. 11
From "Common Sense"p. 16
"Letter to John Adams: Remember the Ladies" (1776)p. 22
John Adams' Response to "Remember the Ladies" (1776)p. 24
Constitution of the Iroquois Nations-The Great Binding Law (Gayanashagowa)p. 25
"The Star Spangled Banner"p. 33
"My Country 'Tis of Thee"p. 34
From "Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles"p. 36
From "Democracy in America"p. 43
"Simple Gifts"p. 49
"America the Beautiful"p. 50
"Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing"p. 51
"This Land is Your Land"p. 52
For Further Research and Writingp. 54
Dreams Deferredp. 55
Introductionp. 55
The Seneca Falls Declarationp. 56
"Speech of 1851"p. 59
From "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"p. 63
From The Planter's Northern Bridep. 71
"Graduating Address at Yale College, 1887"p. 80
From How the Other Half Livesp. 84
From The Souls of Black Folkp. 90
"Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"p. 95
"New York Fire Kills 148: Girl Victims Leap to Death from Factory"p. 97
"The Ballot or the Bullet" (Text through Internet Search)p. 102
From "The American Dream"p. 103
"The Ten-Point Program"p. 109
The National Organization for Women's 1966 Statement of Purposep. 112
"Trail of Broken Treaties-20-Point Proposal"p. 117
"America"p. 124
For Further Research and Writingp. 125
Streets Paved With Goldp. 127
Introductionp. 127
From A New Home-Who'll Follow?p. 128
"The New Colossus"p. 133
From "The Road to Business Success: A Talk to Young Men"p. 134
From "The Significance of the Frontier in American History"p. 140
From I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girlp. 145
From The Promised Landp. 150
From Black Boyp. 153
From Death of a Salesmanp. 157
From Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguezp. 162
From Messages From My Fatherp. 167
"Stuck in Between," From I Begin My Life All Over Againp. 171
From "The Pineros"p. 175
"The Day an Immigrant Refugee Can Say, 'I'm an American'"p. 180
For Further Research and Writingp. 183
Sustaining the Dreamp. 185
Introductionp. 185
"Little Boxes"p. 185
"Address at Rice University on the Space Effort"p. 187
"Great Society Speech"p. 192
"On Being Asian American"p. 197
"My American Dream," From Studs Terkel, American Dreams: Lost and Foundp. 198
"Take The Power Back" (Text through Internet Search)p. 201
From "Kids in the Mall: Growing Up Controlled"p. 202
"Argument in Favor of Proposition 227"p. 207
From Nickel and Dimedp. 210
"What Sacagawea Means to Me"p. 221
"The Death of Horatio Alger"p. 223
"All Falls Down" (Text through Internet Search)p. 226
"Superman Is An Illegal"p. 227
"The Power of Our Pastime"p. 230
"Special Comment of October 18, 2006"p. 232
"I Have a Dream" (Text through Internet Search)p. 237
For Further Research and Writingp. 238
Creditsp. 241
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