Eric Lott Social Class Summary

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In Class by Eric Lott he describes the concept of class and the important role it plays in American studies. His essay opens with the belief of Abraham Lincoln that American citizens had no class definition as they were provided with limitless opportunities through hard work and a vision. But in contrast he states that “the reality is much more complicated.” (Lott, 1) However, as we continue to read we can see that class structure has in fact been around for as long as America has and even to this day it still exists as we can see from the rich, middle and lower class categories associated with people. As I looked into the blog assignment I wondered what the picture represented. Through a simple search I was able to get a wealth of information

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