View Full Version : Influence of British ancestral regions on America

08-25-2022, 01:25 PM
Razib Khan has written a nice account, informed by a couple of older books, of how distinct British regions and their attendant "folkways" formed early America and continue to shape contemporary America: https://unherd.com/2022/08/how-britain-haunts-america/.

08-28-2022, 03:23 PM
The Swamp Yankees of Rhode Island-my maternal grandfather’s forebears-are more like the salty Borderers than the arrogant Puritan-descended Yankees, even though they came from similar regions of England. My mostly Baptist Yankee Ancestors just wanted to be left alone while the Massachusetts Puritans-then as now-were engaged in a foolhardy quest to create a utopia on earth.