Little House of Propaganda: Homesteading Myths and the Sentimentality of Self-Reliance
Co-published with Literary Hub. Alissa Quart on the bootstrap narratives of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
How the Horatio Alger Lie Helped Shape the Myth of American Upward Mobility
Co-published with Rolling Stone. An exclusive excerpt from the new book Bootstrapped explodes the fantasy at the heart of the American dream.
How Ditching America’s ‘Bootstraps’ Myth Can Open Up Politics
Co-published with The Washington Post. Politicians are beginning to more regularly challenge the "bootstraps" model.
Bootstrapping Has Always Been A Myth. The New American Dream Proves It
Co-published with TIME. Relentless individualism has been part of America's ethos. Not anymore, writes Alissa Quart.