Albion's Seed Four British Folkways in America

ISBN-10: 0195069056
ISBN-13: 9780195069051
Authors: David Hackett Fischer
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Eighty percent of Americans have no British ancestors. According to David Hackett Fischer, however, their day-to-day lives are profoundly influenced by folkways transplanted from Britain to the New World with the first settlers. Residual, yet persistent, aspects of these 17th Century folkways are indentifiable, Fischer argues, in areas as divers as politics, education, and attitudes towards gender, sexuality, age, and child-raising. Making use of both traditional and revisionist scholarship, this ground-breaking work documents how each successive wave of early emigration--Puritans to the North-East; Royalist aristocrats to the South; the Friends to the Delaware Valley; Irish and North…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 984 Dimensions: 9.20" wide x 6.10" long x 1.90" tall Weight: 3.278 lbs. Language: English