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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best works of U.S. history in years
At a time when so-called "professional" historians are doing mental gymnastics to find "multicultural" and other politically correct interpretations of U.S. history (the Iroquois Confederacy as model for the Federalist Papers, etc. etc.), David Hackett Fischer brings us back to reality by showing just how pervasive has been the influence of the...
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1.0 out of 5 stars No Genealogist Should be Without THIS Book!
Albion's Seed is the book that should be in every genealogists home library. It has more information on the lifestyles of early immigrants to this country than any book I've read. Mr. Fisher has found the best way in which to tell us how our ancestors lived, from the Puritans of Massachussetts, to the Mountains of North Carolina. His presentation is second to none, in...
Published on 29 Nov. 1996


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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding organization, content, and summary tables., 17 July 1998
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This review is from: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History) (Paperback)
An amazing book, 800+ pages and easy to read and and to reference. A real tour-de-force. The best descriptions and analysis of the early English migrations to the our country. I hope that the aiuthor will continue his work and broaden the scope and time frame of this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent history of colonial America, 20 July 1995
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Mr. Fischer examines 4 population groups emigrating
from Britain to early America, and compares their
values, politics, sociology, etc. This is fascinating
reading. A must for understanding ourselves as Americans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most interesting book of U.S.A. cultural origins, 19 May 1997
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A most interesting and fascinating book about the beginnings of the English colonies in America - with the impacts still being felt today. Covers everything from wealth, religion, and food to power and politics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Albion's Seed, 2 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History) (Paperback)
This is a deeply researched book that all serious scholars of early colonial american history should read. The keys to much of contemporary America lie within it's pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An insight into how things came to be ... genealogy must, 8 Jun. 1999
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I found the book to be one of the most informative books that I have read on the forming of America.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It tells us who we are, 16 Jun. 1999
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This is the most important book on American sociology since DeTocqueville. Identifying four strains of early American culture, it shows how these competing cultures have shaped the United States and continue to define us today. Why did American feminists conclude that President Clinton did indeed rape Juanita Broadrick, but that his behavior was acceptable? It may have less to do with politics and more to do with the fact that in early Virginia society, men were expected to be sexual predators. How can mutli-cultural America avoid fragmentation? See how early Pennsylvania society created institutions which allowed various cultures to flourish under one authority. Covering everything from cuisine to politics, from speech patterns to architecture, Mr. Fischer, America's most important historian, gives us a better understanding of the present and the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Encapsulates in a good read the development of our country., 1 Jan. 1999
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This fascinating view of the development of British North America, covers all facets of life beginning in the early 1600's in Massachusetts, Virginia, Delaware and the Backcountry. Settlers came to the New World bringing with them who they were and how they lived in their place of origination as foundation for life in the New World. The author has encapsulated his research in a good read. Drawings, maps and tables enhance the research and conclusions and make this an invaluable resource for the student of cultural and anthropological origins in the early development of British North America. A "window and door opener" for genealogical reseach. A must for one's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Oct. 2014
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Excellant book, sent very quickly and really well packed. Thanks
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1.0 out of 5 stars No Genealogist Should be Without THIS Book!, 29 Nov. 1996
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Albion's Seed is the book that should be in every genealogists home library. It has more information on the lifestyles of early immigrants to this country than any book I've read. Mr. Fisher has found the best way in which to tell us how our ancestors lived, from the Puritans of Massachussetts, to the Mountains of North Carolina. His presentation is second to none, in a way that helps us all learn our roots, as well as our history.

This is a MUST have.
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