3 - Geog 100gm 1:58:00 PM Part 2 The American Dream(Introducing the American Dream 1 Americans and the California Dream We don't have a tragic

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Geog 100gm 03/10/2007 15:58:00 Part 2: The American Dream (Introducing the American Dream) 1. Americans and the California Dream We don’t have a tragic past (the South) No strong European past  Aspiration aspect to nature (landscape) The setting of California makes us be better people “The older mother country and its orthodoxies”  (self-scrutiny, oppressive  conscience)  o Want to get away from the old traditions Edge of the Pacific rim, “get over Europe” Might be about the repudiation of all of the European ideas Must look at the non-human world Luther Burbank, “California is about new beginnings” o Chase… very nostalgic liked simplicity and the past o Johnston… dream under duress  A place of poverty Uncertainty California lets you get what you want if you have money Not optimistic about the future
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What was happening in California was exhilarating but also  scary Worried about: Monopolies Land monopolies Tax structure Unfair banking
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course GEOG 100gm taught by Professor Dear during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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3 - Geog 100gm 1:58:00 PM Part 2 The American Dream(Introducing the American Dream 1 Americans and the California Dream We don't have a tragic

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