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James Truslow Adams: historian of the American dream.

Allan Nevins

James Truslow Adams: historian of the American dream.

by Allan Nevins

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949.,
    • Historians -- United States -- Biography.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE175.5.A25 N4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination315 p.
      Number of Pages315
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5609104M
      ISBN 100252724526
      LC Control Number68016627

      What is the "American Dream"? A journalist called Patrick J. Kiger explained this belief in a website by quoting the well-known definition given by James Truslow Adams. Patrick J. Kiger wrote: "Historian James Truslow Adams often receives credit for first popularizing the idea of the American dream. In his book 'The Epic of America,' Adams.   Truthfully, Americans didn’t even know before the early s that there was such a thing as the American Dream, but in his best-selling book "Epic of America,” author and historian James.

      James Truslow Adams: historian of the American dream by Allan Nevins, , University of Illinois Press edition, in EnglishCited by: 5. Adams traces the historical origins of the American concept of "bigger and better," attitudes toward business, the American Dream, and other characteristics generally considered "typically American." Ever since America became an independent nation, each generation has seen an uprising of its citizens to save the American Dream from forces.

        Understanding the American Dream. The term was coined by writer and historian James Truslow Adams in his best-selling book "Epic of America." He described it as "that dream . Perhaps it's no coincidence that historian James Truslow Adams coined the phrase "American dream" during the depths of the Great Depression. A popular writer at the time, Adams wanted to write a history of the United States for the general reader, one that underscored what he saw as the nation's central historic theme: the American dream.


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Adams coined the term "American Dream" in his book The Epic of America. His American Dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.4/5.

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Rather than add to these volumes, The Epic of America paints a sweeping picture of the diverse past that has created America's national story. In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the ordinary 4/5(1). The American Dream is the sole reason that millions of people decided to come to this country, whether it be generations ago, or last week.

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James Truslow Adams 5 followers Born to a wealthy Yankee family in Brooklyn, New York, Adams took his bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn inand a MA degree from Yale University in /5(1). James Truslow Adams: historian of the American dream. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: James Truslow Adams; James Truslow Adams; James Truslow Adams: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors /.

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Adams believed that the true commitment for the American society was based of material success that was obtained by individual competition of the citizens.

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