The Eclipse of the American Dream: An Endangered Middleclass(2009)
As the European colonists came to the so-called New World of North America, risking everything seeking a new life away from the stilted class structured theocratic monarchies of Europe, the idea of the American Dream emerged. The dream for a better life, free or affordable land, religious freedom, to break free from "one's station in life"
which was determined by one's ancestors. 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.
Citation InformationGil J. Villagran. "The Eclipse of the American Dream: An Endangered Middleclass" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gil_villagran/74/