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The Road Back or the Road Forward?


by The Editorial Board 1935

THE land of opportunity! The haven of the oppressed of all nations! The emblem of hope and progress and youthful vigor! In such terms did the American people speak and think of their country for generations. In such terms did the exploited classes of Europe appraise the republic during the first century and more of its existence. In the course of a hundred years following the election of Andrew Jackson more than thirty million men, women, and children crossed the Atlantic to seek their fortunes in the United States. And for an even longer period American youth found opportunity for personal advancement in the open lands of the West and in the growing cities of the East and in capitalistic industry everywhere. But gradually the terms in the American social and economic equation were altered.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 4-5
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13086, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 11:01:17 AM

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