A premium subscription is required to access this article. Article Date: 08/31/2016 The American Dream Endures, But Harder to Obtain The American Dream is resilient; it endures, even over the course of a tumultuous and financial volatile year.James Truslow Adams coined the term “American Dream” in his 1931 book, “The Epic of America.” He defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and ... Log in to view full article. If you already have a subscription, please log in with your email address and password. User Name (Email Address): Password: Forgot your password? Click here to have your password emailed to you. To purchase a premium subscription, please use the links below. One-year premium subscription with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $2,000.00. Monthly subscription (3 month minimum) with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $195/mo.