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Mobilizing for Social Democracy in the 'Land of Opportunity': Social Movement Framing and the Limits of the 'American Dream' in Postwar United States

  title={Mobilizing for Social Democracy in the 'Land of Opportunity': Social Movement Framing and the Limits of the 'American Dream' in Postwar United States},
  author={Kristina Fuentes},
This thesis looks at the use of ‘American Dream’ language by the U.S. labour and civil rights movements during the first three decades following the Second World War. It examines, in particular, the use of such language by socialists and social democrats in three separate, unsuccessful, attempts to transform postwar American society along social democratic lines. While the limits of social democratic and other leftist efforts in and beyond the postwar period has been the subject of significant… 

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