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The Origins and Originality of American Culture

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Congresses, English language, History Of Civilization And Culture (General), American literature, History and criticism, United S
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ISBN 109630534878
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In a recent Harvard Business Journal (HBJ) article, “How to Build a Culture of Originality,” the author notes that in order to promote original thinkers and. Multidisciplinary in focus, The Journal of American Culture combines studies of American literature, history, and the arts, with studies of the popular, the taken-for-granted, and the ordinary pieces of American life, to produce analyses of American culture with a breadth and holism lacking in traditional American studies.

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The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.

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