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Letters from an American Farmer

In his analysis of Americanism, Crèvecoeur focuses on two principal phenomena: first, the leveling factor of economic reality, in which the huge gulf between rich and poor that exists in Europe is...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019 7:59 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

On the whole, I'd have to say no. Crèvecœur doesn't make America sound like the kind of place where you'd want to settle for any length of time. From reading the Letters, one gets the impression...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 5:31 am UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

Typically, a question like this would be asking why it was that the American colonies chose to become independent from the United Kingdom. However, I do not think that this can be the meaning of...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2013 6:32 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

Crèvecœur's memoir appeared in 1782, although it was completed by the start of American Revolution. In it, a fictionalized narrator writes letters to England describing life in the Hudson Valley...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 12:51 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

The fifth paragraph of letter III of Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer illustrates characteristics of his literary style. This paragraph begins with the sentence: What attachment can a...

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Letters from an American Farmer

To the French immigrant Crevecoeur, Americans were "the poor of Europe,” defined by their mongrel nature and not by their Englishness. He saw America as a “great asylum,” meaning a welcoming refuge...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2020 12:47 am UTC

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There are a number of exaggerations in this classic work. One of the things that make them work is that J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur is at times supposedly passing on things that others tell...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2015 4:58 am UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

In letter number one, Crevecoeur describes a conversation he had about the art of writing letters with the minister of his village, who encouraged him in his epistolary endeavors. Crevecoeur...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2016 7:54 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

In letter III, de Crèvecoeur endeavors to show his readers how Christian sects are introduced into the Americas and then, he claims, “wear out” so that the prevalent attitude becomes one of...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2020 12:09 am UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

In his Letters from an American Farmer, Michel Guillaume-Jean de Crevecoeur has nothing but praise for American and the beauty of the wilderness. Of the colonies, he writes, Here he [who comes to...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2011 8:10 am UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer, considered to be one of the foundational texts of the American literary canon, was in fact written by a Frenchman just prior to the American...

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Letters from an American Farmer

In Letter 4, Crevecoeur describes the European men of Nantucket, an island off Massachusetts in the Northeast. He describes how they make their living from fishing, logging, farming, and raising...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2020 2:13 am UTC

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As Crevecoeur travels more, he begins to become more critical of Americans. At the beginning of his travels, he paints an idealistic portrait of America and praises it as the best society in the...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2020 5:45 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

Crevecoeur's letters and the Declaration are both statements of the positive themes Americans believe in and, either through direct statements or by implication, the negative aspects of what would...

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Letters from an American Farmer

Written in a self-reflective and nearly poetic style, Letter XII describes the emotions anyone would feel in a time of impending war, including our own time. With the Revolutionary War at his door,...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 6:26 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

The French writer J. Hector St. John de Crevecouer was one of the first, in his Letters from an American Farmer (1782), to ask the question "What is an American?" and then try and define it. It is...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2020 6:10 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

Letters from an American Farmer is a series of letters by the French writer J. Hector St. John de Crevecoueur—who lived and worked for a time in the colonies—published in 1782. In the letters...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2020 3:22 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

In the last letter of the series (XII), de Crevecoeur tells the story of a gentleman who took in an Indian child after the child's grandfather passed away. The gentleman intended to educate the...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2017 12:58 am UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

One of the first works in the canon of American literature, Letters from an American Farmer by French-American J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, is written from the perspective of a fictional...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2019 4:48 pm UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

I assume you are talking about his description of the community of Nantucket. If so, the major theme of his description is how great he thinks the community is because it is harmonious and...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2010 11:26 am UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

Jean de Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer ignited the interest of Benjamin Franklin and European philosophers. He covers topics about living in the American colonies and participating in...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 2:57 am UTC

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Letters from an American Farmer

Crèvecœur, in his introductory letter (letter I) in Letters from an American Farmer, comes across as a very condescending way. He seems to be saying that his actions (being welcoming, hospitable,...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2012 8:17 am UTC

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