Table of contents for Cynicism and the evolution of the American dream / Wilber W. Caldwell.

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Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Cynicism and the American Dream
Chapter 1: The Face of the American Cynic
Profiles in Cynicism
Cynicism and Irony
A Cynical Nation
Chapter 2: Toward a Definition of Cynicism
Socrates Gone Mad
The Beginnings of Modern Cynicism
Cynics and Kynics
Powerful Cynics and Powerless Cynics
Routine Cynicsim
Mass Cynicism
Causes, Effects, and Techniques of Cynicism
Enlightened False Consciousness
Chapter 3: The American Dream
The New Land, Individualism, and the American Dream
The Two Faces of the American Dream
The American Dream of Progress
The Standardization of the American Dream
The Arrogance of the American Dream
Dreams, Expectations, Promises, Rights, and Entitlements
The American Dream at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century
Part II: The Evolution of the American Dream and the Changing Face of Cynicism in America
Chapter 4: The Origins of the American Dream, 1492-1800
European Background, 1492-1660
The Early Colonial Period, 1607-1700
The Late Colonial Period, 1700-1763
The Revolutionary Period, 1763-1800
Chapter 5: The Two Faces of the American Dream, 1800-1865
The Virginia Dynasty, 1800-1828
The Industrial Revolution in America
Adam Smith and the American Dream
The Age of Jackson, 1828-1860
The American Renaissance
The American Civil War
Chapter 6: The Plunder of the American Dream, 1865-1929
The Gilded Age
The End of the Frontier
The Beginnings of Criticism
Chapter 7: The Selling of the American Dream, 1929-1970
The Great Depression and the New Deal
Great Expectations
Part III: The American Dream and Cynicism in American Today
Chapter 8: The Causes of Cynicism in America
Predispositions
Faith Abused and Dreams Disappointed
Cynicism and the American Media
Chapter 9: The Effects of Cynicism in America
The Sword and the Shield
Cynicism and the Status Quo
Cynicism and the American Dream
Part IV: A New American Dream
Chapter 10: A Cure for Cynicism in America
For Common Things
The Problem with Belief
Confronting Cynicism
Confronting the Modern Condition
Confronting the American Dream
A Question of Balance
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Public opinion -- United States.
Social psychology -- United States.
Cynicism -- United States.