Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America Characters

David Hackett Fischer
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Sir William Berkeley

This man was a knight commissioned by the Crown to attend to the colony of Virginia. The author does not explain whether or not he had actively sought this commission, as is standard practice for some positions, or if he was sought out to fill this commission. Regardless, William Berkeley transformed the disastrous condition of the colony of Virginia.

This man brought Virginia back into excellent condition through intentional effort. He is not mentioned in any of the other folkways as being of any significance, since his influence, while intense, was strictly local. He personally crafted many of the laws that were in place in Virginia.

William Penn

This English gentleman was one of the most influential individuals in the English colony of Pennsylvania. He governed the region at its inception. He was able to transform Pennsylvania into a predominantly Quaker territory, for a people who...

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