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Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date March 14, 1991
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195069051
ISBN-10 0195069056
Dimensions 2 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $34.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (October 19, 1989)
9780195037944 | details & prices | 946 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 3.35 lbs | List price $99.00
About: The first volume in a cultural history of America examines the different lives and customs of the first groups of immigrants to America and assesses the importance of those traditions for contemporary American life
Paperback
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from Oxford Univ Pr (March 14, 1991)
9780195069051 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.95 lbs | List price $34.95
About: 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.

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