Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Chapter 13, Delaware Valley - Part Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Chapter 13, Delaware Valley - Part Summary and Analysis

Power ways: This is the next element of the social fabric that the author David Hackett Fischer notes as being integral to each 'folkway'. The Quakers set up and ran the colony of Pennsylvania from 1682-1755. The author explains that after 1755, other forces infected the local political climate. The culture of the region continues to be greatly effected by its origins. 'Gerymandering' is explained here. The ethnic English intentionally divided the terrain of counties so that ethnic Welsh settlers would be divided into counties and surrounded by the English. This is 'gerymandering' and it was caused by the rife mistrust and suspicion between the Welsh and the English who had brought the cultural and ethnic tension with them from Britain where the Welsh have their own country in the West - they speak...

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