Albion's Seed

Albion's Seed

Four British Folkways In America

Book - 1991
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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 ofhaving 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 ethnicitymay 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 aregreater than between European nations.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991, c1989
ISBN: 9780195069051
0195069056
Branch Call Number: 973
Characteristics: xxi, 946 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm

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DKCNYPL Sep 24, 2012

Long and scholarly, but also brilliant and gripping. I read this more than 20 years ago and it is something I often reference still and think of often. If I remember correctly, it was introduced to me by John Taylor Gatto a brilliant man and hero of education reform in the U.S.

This and D'Tocqueville's Democracy in America should be on the MUST READ list of any student of U.S. history or anyone who wants to understand what makes Americans American.

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