Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history)

4,29 valoración promedio
( 1.948 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780195069051: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history)

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.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:


David Hackett Fischer is Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. He is the author of numerous books, including Paul Revere's Ride and Growing Old in America.

Review:


"Professor Fischer's careful research and analysis opens a much needed discussion of cultural character and origins in North America. The variety and complexity of historical sources will inform the work of other cultural historians and analysts."--Nadesan Permaul, UC Berkeley


"This is history at a lively pace, peppered with curious details about the origins of families...The author makes a convincing case."--Dolores and Roger Flaherty, Chicago Sun-Times


"A pleasure to read, for it is written with Fischer's characteristic perspicuity. Moreover, the numerous drawings by Jennifer Brody and maps by Andrew Mudryk are a visual treat."--Raymond A. Mohl, Review Essay


"The kind of book one can open to almost any page and immediately become engrossed...[R]eaders will enjoy and benefit from this book...We eagerly await volume two."--Neil R. Stout, Vermont History


"Holds up to readers a mirror in which they can discover in themselves and in their own world the persistence of their heritage...An engrossing work that will whet the appetite for more."--The National Genealogical Society Quarterly


"Ingenious and provocative...Raises matters of cardinal interest."--The Times Literary Supplement


"A splendid work of historical scholarship. . . . based on an original conception of cultural history which I find extremely usable. Eminently readable."--Omer Hadziselimovic, Earlham College [SEE REVIEW CARD FOR ACCENTS ON LAST NAME]


"[A] sprightly analysis....This is history at a lively pace, peppered with curious details about the origins of familiar words and practices....The author makes a convincing case for his claim that `in a cultural sense most Americans are Albion's seed."--Chicago Sun-Times


"One of the most interesting, important, and ambitious books about American cultural and social origins ever written....A richly rewarding book, and one of great significance....It blends the best of new and old scholarship in lucid language designed to attract laymen and students alike. Very simply, Albion's Seed is a splendid achievement."--Michael Kammen, New York Newsday


"David Hackett Fischer's book could not be much bigger or more ambitious. It is the first in a series of volumes that he hopes will eventually constitute a cultural history of the United States....This book starts his series with a bang--a big bang....Remarkable....A revisionist blockbuster."--Gordon Wood, The New Republic


"Beautifully produced, this work should popularize the discoveries of a generation of scholars in the new social history. Anyone interested in these four cultures of the Anglo-American colonists will find here population data, family life, community mores, and achetypical individuals, portrayed in a clear and often lively text, thoughtfully analyzed illustrations, and wonderful maps."--Stephen Saunders Webb, Washington Post Book World


"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

David Hackett Fischer
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Paperback Mar 14, 1989 Cantidad: 1
Librería
vladimir belskiy
(alexandria, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback Mar 14, 1989. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0G-3DJ4-12YY

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,31
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

FISCHER
Editorial: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195069056

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,00
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 1991. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VU-9780195069051

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Fischer, David Hackett
Editorial: Book
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 4
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Book. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 818119

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,92
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Cantidad: 8
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 1991. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780195069051

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,06
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

David Hackett Fischer
Editorial: Oxford University Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 1989. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195069056

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,78
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Fischer, David Hackett
Editorial: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press. Estado de conservación: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195069056

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Softcover Cantidad: 3
Librería
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Softcover. Estado de conservación: New. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería 9153515

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,71
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Fischer, David Hackett
Editorial: Oxford University Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 1989. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195069056

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,91
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,56
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

David Hackett Fischer
Editorial: Oxford University Press, USA (1989)
ISBN 10: 0195069056 ISBN 13: 9780195069051
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0195069056

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,27
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda