Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer

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Part of a multi-volume social history of the USA, this book traces four main waves of British immigration to colonial America, and shows how the different folkways of each group of immigrants became the basis of regional differences in dialect, customs, etc.

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This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.

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SKU GOR007105980
Title Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America
Author By (author) David Hackett Fischer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Year Published 1989
Number of Pages 912
ISBN 10 0195037944
ISBN 13 9780195037944
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007105980
Title Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America
Author By (author) David Hackett Fischer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Year Published 1989
Number of Pages 912
ISBN 10 0195037944
ISBN 13 9780195037944
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No