Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
English Ethnicity and Culture in North America (Hardback)
  • English Ethnicity and Culture in North America (Hardback)
zoom

English Ethnicity and Culture in North America (Hardback)

(editor)
£53.95
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/07/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
To many, English immigrants contributed nothing substantial to the varied palette of ethnicity in North America. While there is wide recognition of German American, French American, African American, and Native American cultures, discussion of English Americans as a distinct ethnic group is rare. Yet the historians writing in English Ethnicity and Culture in North America show that the English were clearly immigrants too in a strange land, adding their own hues to the American and Canadian characters.

In this collection, editor David T. Gleeson and other contributors explore some of the continued links between England, its people, and its culture with North America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These essays challenge the established view of the English having no "ethnicity," highlighting the vibrancy of the English and their culture in North America. The selections also challenge the prevailing notion of the English as "invisible immigrants." Recognizing the English as a distinct ethnic group, similar to the Irish, Scots, and Germans, also has implications for understanding American identity by providing a clearer picture of how Americans often have defined themselves in the context of Old World cultural traditions.

Several contributors to English Ethnicity and Culture in North America track the English in North America from Episcopal pulpits to cricket fields and dance floors. For example Donald M. MacRaild and Tanja Bueltmann explore the role of St. George societies before and after the American Revolution in asserting a separate English identity across class boundaries. In addition Kathryn Lamontagne looks at English ethnicity in the working-class culture and labor union activities of workers in Fall River, Massachusetts. Ultimately all the work included here challenges the idea of a coherent, comfortable Anglo-cultural mainstream and indicates the fluid and adaptable nature of what it meant and means to be English in North America.

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781611177862
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is an important and highly original contribution to a body of scholarly writing broadly lumped under the rubric of 'diaspora studies.' Its discussion of what David Gleeson and his colleagues label, justifiably, the 'hidden' diaspora - namely the English who have settled outside of the UK - is both fascinating and long-overdue."--David G. Haglund, professor of political studies, Queen's University

You may also be interested in...

Homage to Catalonia
Added to basket
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Great War: 1914-1918
Added to basket
World War I
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
1914-1918
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
D-Day
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The War that Ended Peace
Added to basket
Gallipoli
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Shadow of the Sun
Added to basket
Harry's War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Battle for Spain
Added to basket
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
The Spanish Civil War
Added to basket
The Guns of August
Added to basket
World War II
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.