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Dream DeniedIncarceration, Recidivism, and Young Minority Men in America$
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Michaela Soyer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520290440

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520290440.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Dream Denied
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Michaela Soyer

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290440.003.0001

Tell meWhy should it be my lonelinessWhy should it be my songWhy should it be my dreamdeferredoverlong

Langston Hughes 1951

When our oldest daughter turned two, my husband bought The Little Engine That Could for her. Having grown up in Germany, I had never read the story before. The plot fascinated me. The children’s books I grew up with definitely did not include tales of overcoming one’s limitations. In the 1980s in Germany ...

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