By David Hackett Fischer
This interesting booklet is the 1st quantity in a projected cultural heritage of the us, from the earliest English settlements to our personal time. it's a heritage of yankee folkways as they've got replaced via time, and it argues a thesis concerning the significance for the us of getting been British in its cultural origins.
While most folks within the usa this present day haven't any British ancestors, they've got assimilated neighborhood cultures that have been created by means of British colonists, even whereas maintaining ethnic identities while. during this experience, approximately all american citizens are "Albion's Seed," it doesn't matter what their ethnicity might be. The concluding component to this impressive publication explores the ways in which local cultures have persisted to dominate nationwide politics from 1789 to 1988, and nonetheless support to form attitudes towards schooling, executive, gender, and violence, on which transformations among American areas are more than among ecu international locations.
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As Charles B. Sedgwick, an eyewitness and the editor of the British-Californian, noted, “That night I climbed to the summit of Russian Hill to view the conflagration, and never shall I forget the sight. It was weirdly beautiful. A thousand banners of 32 flame were streaming in the cloudless sky from spires and domes and lofty roofs . . magnificent in irresistible power . . ) 33 These are two views of the smoldering ruins of the Emporium. Although the dome fell and was damaged, it survived along with the brick and sandstone facade.
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history) by David Hackett Fischer