English Ancestry

English Ancestry - Alexis Taylor1 English Ancestry-The...

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Alexis Taylor1 English Ancestry-The Creation of Whiteness Brits- saw themselves as subjects of England 1800’s – English/Brits/Americans were the largest group of people in America Immigration Puritans- eastern counties of England -> Massachusetts, Connecticut Anglicans- royal aristocrats from South England -> Maryland, Virginia Quakers- North midlands of Wales -> Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish- protestant -> Appalachian Mountain range **ALL THE ABOVE SEE THEMSELVES AS WHITE** At first, everyone believed in Nationality over skin color. WHITE - pure, right Anglo-Saxon- background: two Germanic tribes invaded England during the 5 th century; all Anglicans were AS; now means all WASPs W.A.S.P.- White Anglo-Saxon Protestant John Jay- US Supreme Court Justice – “Providence has been pleased to given one country people from [one religion, one language, one color, one race]” “One united people” “English ancestors shall assimilate to be American”
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course AMH 2097 taught by Professor Denisespivey during the Fall '07 term at FSU.

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