The American Middle Class

The American Middle Class

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Overview

Discussions of social and economic class have taken center stage in the modern American political landscape. Activists chant about the greed; of the people they describe as "the one percent." Middle-class workers face industries changing rapidly due to offshoring and automation. The poorest people struggle for survival every day. With these realities, some are questioning the truth of the conventional American dream-the belief that with hard work, Americans of any class can achieve anything. Assess the facts and decide for yourself in the Class in America series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532114038
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Abdo Class in America Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Middle Class No More 4

Chapter 2 Defining The Middle Class 16

Chapter 3 History of The Middle Class 26

Chapter 4 An Economic Change 40

Chapter 5 A Shift In The Middle Class 48

Chapter 6 Struggling To Get By 60

Chapter 7 Gaps In The Middle-Glass 76

Chapter 8 Looking Ahead 90

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About The Authors 112

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