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The Resource Behold, America : a history of America first and the American Dream, Sarah Churchwell, (electronic resource)

Behold, America : a history of America first and the American Dream, Sarah Churchwell, (electronic resource)

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Behold, America : a history of America first and the American Dream
Title
Behold, America
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a history of America first and the American Dream
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Sarah Churchwell
Title variation
History of America first and the American Dream
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eng
Summary
What does America stand for in the twenty-first century? Behold, America confronts this urgent question by looking at the story behind two of the most contentious phrases in the American political playbook: the 'American dream' and 'America first'. What do these phrases tell us about America's idea of itself? What does it mean to put America first, and what exactly are Americans supposed to be dreaming of--personal wealth, public power, racial equality, political refuge, individual freedoms? What happens when these values collide? 'America first' and the 'American dream' were born nearly a century ago and instantly tangled over capitalism, democracy and race. Invoked most recently in Donald Trump's presidential campaign, they came to embody opposing views in the battle to define the soul of the nation. Behold, America recounts the unknown history of these two expressions using the voices that helped shape that debate, from Capitol Hill to the newsroom of the New York Times, students to senators, dreamers to dissenters. As America struggles again to project a shared vision, to itself and to the world, Sarah Churchwell argues that the meanings and history of these terms need to be understood afresh so that the true spirit of America can be reclaimed. Insightful and revelatory, Behold, America overturns everything we thought we knew about the American dream, America first and the battle for the identity of modern America. -- Back cover
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306.0973
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Behold, America : a history of America first and the American Dream, Sarah Churchwell, (electronic resource)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=4084903
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-339) and index
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stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: First, America first -- Part one: 1900-1920 (1. The American dream, 1900-1916: the spirit of American dreams ; 2. America first, 1900-1916: pure Americanism against the Universe ; 3. The American dream, 1917-1920: what do you call that but socialism? ; 4. America first, 1917-1920: we have emerged from Dreamland) -- Part two: 1920-1930 (5. The American dream, 1921-1923: salesmen of prosperity ; 6. America first, 1920-1923: the simplicity of government ; 7. The Amwerican dream, 1924-1929: a willingness of the heart ; 8. America first, 1923-1929: a super patriot, patriot) -- Part three: 1930-1940 (9. The American dream, 1930-1934: das Dollarland ; 10. America first, 1930-1934: the official recognition of reality ; 11. The American dream, 1934-1939: the pageant of history ; 12. America first, 1935-1939: it can happen here ; 13. America first and the American dream, 1939-1941: Americans! Wake up!) -- Epilogue, 1945-2017: still America firsting -- Coda
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1 sound file
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electronic
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9781549146770
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digital
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0ec5fedd-0502-431c-99e4-a4b4aabe4f88
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sound
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digital recording
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Behold, America : a history of America first and the American Dream, Sarah Churchwell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=4084903
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-339) and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: First, America first -- Part one: 1900-1920 (1. The American dream, 1900-1916: the spirit of American dreams ; 2. America first, 1900-1916: pure Americanism against the Universe ; 3. The American dream, 1917-1920: what do you call that but socialism? ; 4. America first, 1917-1920: we have emerged from Dreamland) -- Part two: 1920-1930 (5. The American dream, 1921-1923: salesmen of prosperity ; 6. America first, 1920-1923: the simplicity of government ; 7. The Amwerican dream, 1924-1929: a willingness of the heart ; 8. America first, 1923-1929: a super patriot, patriot) -- Part three: 1930-1940 (9. The American dream, 1930-1934: das Dollarland ; 10. America first, 1930-1934: the official recognition of reality ; 11. The American dream, 1934-1939: the pageant of history ; 12. America first, 1935-1939: it can happen here ; 13. America first and the American dream, 1939-1941: Americans! Wake up!) -- Epilogue, 1945-2017: still America firsting -- Coda
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549146770
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0ec5fedd-0502-431c-99e4-a4b4aabe4f88
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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