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The Eclipse of the American Dream: An Endangered Middle Class
San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) (2009)
  • Gil J. Villagran, San Jose State University
Abstract
The American Dream is an idea that continues to propel both the native born as well as immigrants from everywhere for a better life in America. To live free—free from the tyranny of the state or from poverty; for work, an education for one’s children, where one can earn a living through honest work and live in peace; to become a homeowner with an opportunity to create a life for your family. These honest modest dreams are the backbone of working class Americans and immigrants striving to become Americans. 
How many middle class Americans are certain they can achieve these goals? If we have an endangered middleclass, then are we witnessing the eclipse of the American Dream?
Publication Date
March 24, 2009
Citation Information
Gil J. Villagran. "The Eclipse of the American Dream: An Endangered Middle Class" San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gil_villagran/28/