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Unformatted text preview: De Crevecoeur Letter III: What it is to be an American De Crevecoeur: Born in France to privileged family, came to america and loved it, admired Ben Franklin, felt it was a new freedom to voice ones opinions and argue them and still work together as a society, progression, change his name to J Hector St John, this is a gentleman farmer, not a poor one, owns land, has dinner at plantations with owners etc, worked as a surveyor as Indian trader (just means he acted as go bw to bring them goods and bring them $$), travelled english colonies, became a nationalized citizen, from Letters of an American Farmer , early users of the phrase melting pot, Text: Idea: we are planters, what we plant, if we nurture it, use goodness and hope, it will grow we are people of cultivatorsnot just physically farming but metaphor of planting and growing. we have no princes to whom we starve, bleed..we dont have royalty but we have an order to which we must answer we are the most perfect society existing in the world everything new has come to regenerate themNEW world order, talking about people who were deported, oppressed, w/e,...
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2009 for the course ENG 33935 taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '09