Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history)

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history)

David Hackett Fischer


This attention-grabbing publication is the 1st quantity in a projected cultural heritage of the USA, from the earliest English settlements to our personal time. it's a background of yankee folkways as they've got replaced via time, and it argues a thesis in regards to the significance for the U.S. of getting been British in its cultural origins.

While most folk within the usa this day haven't any British ancestors, they've got assimilated neighborhood cultures which have been created by means of British colonists, even whereas conserving ethnic identities even as. during this experience, approximately all american citizens are "Albion's Seed," it doesn't matter what their ethnicity might be. The concluding component of this awesome e-book explores the ways in which nearby cultures have persisted to dominate nationwide politics from 1789 to 1988, and nonetheless support to form attitudes towards schooling, govt, gender, and violence, on which ameliorations among American areas are more than among ecu nations.

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