Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Chapter 19, The Back Country & Conclusions Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Chapter 19, The Back Country & Conclusions Summary and Analysis

The rest of the book consists of the completion of this folkway and then an incredibly brief synopsis of what the nation, the United States of America, has become and how it has developed in the manner that it has. One of the other features of the region is infamous—the lack of education in the back-country's people. As a consequence the relative rate of literacy is outrageously low when compared with many other regions in the land. That was true for the borderlands people of Britain as well and for some reason, although ameliorated, has continued to be a problem even to the present day. This cursory overview brings an end to this substantial anthropological history of America.

Freedom ways: personal liberties were well respected in the region. This does sound...

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