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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 15 Jun 1999
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My graduate work centered around how religion influenced labor and economics starting in the British Isles and moving to the American colonies. This book validates my thesis and explains the arguement with clarity and detail that I would never have believed possible. The research and explanation equals any scholarly work, yet the text is easily read and grips the reader. Anyone with interest in the Civil War or the American Revolution needs to study this work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful analysis of Anglo-American culture, 5 Feb 1999
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Penetrating study of Anglo-American culture and its development across three monumental conflicts: the English Civil War, the American Revolution and the American Civil War. The theory of the development of the political and religious underpinnings of our American culture is well thought out and supported in this absorbing work.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Explores the Anglo-American hegemon with deep insight., 11 July 1999
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As someone whose own ancestors include John Harvard and other puritans, I was naturally attracted to this book. It was good to see how many American customers also perceive the enormous strength of what is still the most powerful 'empire' in history, Anglo-America. Although Britain has no formal Empire, and instead possesses a Commonwealth, she provides the entry point for the US in most parts of the world, whether overseas territories, Europe, or the Middle East. As Ray Seitz, former US ambassador to Britain stated, Britain is the US'strategic outpost and the US is Britain's strategic hinterland. Britain is an island and the US is on an island continent. Both are still vital to each other. US media does not project English language culture alone. Britain still possesses one of the two pillars of world media and finance/business, that is the City of London. The other is obviously New York.
A very good book which I am glad was well received on both sides of the Atlantic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Highly Unusual, 29 Jun 1999
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It is quite clear that Anglo-America is the dominant world culture, and this book demonstrates the inseparable nature of the British Commonwealth and United States. The two operate as one entity even now in the world today. American capitalism had it's origins in England and the British Empire was able to make sure that the US's world inheritance was secure.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rather Disappointing, 5 Sep 1999
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Many of the ideas in this book have been explored extensively by other authors previously. Most notably, the relationship between religion, culture, economics and politics. I am thinking particularly of David Hackett Fischer's "Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America" (1989). Although Fischer's focus is primarily that of the continuity of cultural patterns, he leaves a wealth of ideas for other people to work with. In short, I find Phillips synthesis of all these previous ideas rather unoriginal and somewhat pedantic--I had hoped for somewhat more. I gave it four stars, but feel that 3 1/2 would probably be more accurate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is great!, 14 Mar 1999
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I think this book has a great history, and becuase the author is my next door neighbor, I have seen him work A LOT on this book. I think it is well worth your money to read this fabulous book!
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