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Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America


This book is the first volume in a cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Kevin W

Great Book. All Americans should read this.

by Kevin W on Aug 8, 2013

This is a great book. Lots of facts, all fully referenced, and insightful interpretations. This book should be on the curriculum for all American schools as it details the early years of the country in ways that other books never have. From a political and social perspective it very clearly explains ... More

Linda S


by Linda S on Jan 27, 2011

Wonderful author and very interesting. This is a marathon, not a sprint but gives an entire new context to view American history. More


Enlightening Framework for American History

by historygeek612of4783 on Aug 12, 2009

Of all the various speculations about what has formed the American character and the "culture wars," David Hackett Fischer's thesis in Albion's Seed should be given primacy. He argues that there were four identifiable groups arriving in the American colonies from Britain in the 17th Century with ... More


One of the very best

by Francesca on Jun 3, 2007

This is the kind of book that has altered and enriched my view of the world. Fortunately, Dr Fischer writes extremely well, and has been served excellently by the typographical layout, which leads one painlessly through an infinity of research. This is his first volume in a projected cultural history ... More

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