Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Chapter 15, The Back Country - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Chapter 15, The Back Country - Part 1 Summary and Analysis

As with the other folkways, the author provides some more general information before laying the text out by 'ways'. The Back country Folkway begins on page 605 with the Carolinas, south of the Delaware Valley but also eastward. The population has an English root, but the ancestry of the region depends heavily upon the other British peoples, the Northern Celtic Scottish and the Irish. These are people who have had some intermingling amongst themselves and with the English. However, they are very unlike the English in that they were never Roman, whereas the English really were Romanized, however long ago. There are other differences, the most famous of which are their temperaments and sizes. The English are generally larger and a bit "cooler" or more solemn than their Celtic counterparts. The English...

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