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America's Black Founders: David Hackett Fischer demonstrates the centrality of people of African descent in shaping this country's regional cultures.
African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals
by David Hackett Fischer Simon and Schuster, 960 pp.
Thirty-three years ago, David Hackett Fischer resuscitated the effort to develop a historical narrative of the United States with a book called Albion's Seed, a sweeping account of the separate foundings of four regional American cultures in the 17th and early 18th centuries and how their ideological, ethnographic, and spiritual differences shaped our...
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