Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Chapter 18, Back Country - Part 4 Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Chapter 18, Back Country - Part 4 Summary and Analysis

Rank ways: The people did recognize differences in social rank in the area. However, between resentment over the exploitive practices of the few land holders, and the healthy cultivation of self-will amongst the people, wealthier and higher ranking individuals did not mean with submissive deference. This went well in some cases but in other situations visitors were upset. However, for those who saw that the Back Country of Appalachia often did resemble the culture on the border between England and Scotland found that this behavior and attitude was consistent. The author includes a few 'key phrases' that go along with the attitudes and practices of how material wealth and social role went together and how they did not. "The rain don't know broadcloth from jeans." This obviously means that the amount of money...

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