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A Raisin in the Sun: Research

Literature Database Source

Gale Literature in Context - Use this source to research for literature needs. Good place to start with looking at themes of the American Dream. Download and save these sources as they will not be available after Thanksgiving! 





Citations You Need!

  • Desmond, Matthew. "How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality." New York Times [New York City], 9 May 2017. The New York Times Magazine, Accessed 14 Nov. 2022.
  • Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. New York City, Vintage Books, 1958. 
  • Welsh, Michael. "Building the Troost Wall: Structural Racism in Kansas City." Youtube, Google, 29 June 2017, Accessed 16 Nov. 2022.

Research Databases

Essential Question?

  1. How has the idea of the American Dream of owning a home shifted since the 1950s?
  2. How does race and economic status affect ones ability to achieve satisfaction with ones life?
  3. What kinds of long-term economic effects does housing discrimination have? (connect to TODAY)

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