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Facing Up to the American Dream:
Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation
Jennifer L. Hochschild
With a new preface by the author

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"A major study of current public opinion that offers some grounds for hoping that racial equality and harmony can be achieved on the basis of a shared commitment to a set of traditional American values."--George M. Fredrickson, The New York Review of Books

"An analysis that is tragic, and deeply revealing."--David Chappell, In These Times

"Hochschild looks at [the American dream] in regard to race and worries, as a result of her findings, that [it] is in trouble. . . . But if the American dream is in trouble, Hochschild sees no real alternative to it as a motivating national belief."--Bettina Drew, Chicago Tribune

". . . Provides a clearer understanding of the racial and class problems that help fragment the U.S."--Choice

"Hochschild examines questions of equality and opportunity through the lens of the American dream [giving us] a clearer understanding of the rage that even many successful blacks feel."--Ellen K. Coughlin, The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Hochschild looks at [the American dream] in regard to race and worries, as a result of her findings, that [it] is in trouble. . . . But if the American dream is in trouble, Hochschild sees no real alternative to it as a motivating national belief."--Bettina Drew, Chicago Tribune

"[This] work demands thoughtful reading and earnest discussion."--Library Journal

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