Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Book 1, Albion's Seed : Chapter 7, The Delaware Valley Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Book 1, Albion's Seed : Chapter 7, The Delaware Valley Summary and Analysis

The Delaware Valley is Quaker country. The English roots are more Northern Midland than the South. The area is woodland, or was. The portion of the text covered here begins during the Naming Ways section of the book. Here, the author is immersed in a discussion of the dialect. The predominant manner of speaking English in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, at least where this accurately indicates the Delaware Valley, comes from Yorkshire, England.

Delaware Child-rearing Ways: Bracing the Will is the title of the next heading. This is another important aspect of the folkway. Fundamental beliefs about the nature of the child in general and in individual cases are significant when it comes to attitudes taken towards child-rearing. Progressively, Quakers believed in the inherent goodness and innocence of those...

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