Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America Setting & Symbolism

David Hackett Fischer
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bundle board

This is a device used during courtship practices in New England during the 1600s and 1700s. This is used to separate prospective lovers so that they are safely in bed together yet not in danger of excessive intimacy.

coat-of-arms

This is an ensignia which a family line is able to use under certain conditions. It is closely associated with aristocracy, although it frequently also appears amongst the gentry. It is a means of expressing values and skills that are intentionally linked to the family.

rough music

This was a special noise made by groups of residents in a community in an effort to reduce domestic violence, whether mental or physical. It showed both perpetrators and victims that the community was aware of the violence and supported solving the problematic behavior.

Friend

In this context, this means a human being whose religion is Quakerism.

courting stick

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