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The Yankee Problem in America

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The list author says: "Read Professor Clyde Wilson's seminal essay on cultural imperialism, "The Yankee Problem in America," which sets the scholarly tone for this Listmania!

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Also consult his recommended book list concerning "The South and Southern History" below:

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Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role
Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role
"Seminal study of the apocalyptic world-view at the root of American Protestantism's chiliastic or millenarian "sense of mission" as a Biblical-ordained "Redeemer Nation."
In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth
In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth
"In Search of the City on a Hill challenges the widespread assumption that Americans have always used this potent metaphor to define their national identity. It demonstrates that America's 'redeemer myth' owes more to nineteenth- and twentieth-century reinventions of the Puritans than to the colonists' own conceptions of divine election."
The New England Mind: From Colony to Province
The New England Mind: From Colony to Province
"First-class study of the elitist New England Puritan mind and its hierarchy of the elect. Unorthodoxy was not tolerated, coercive regimentation was the rule of the day."
The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century
The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century
"The essays first concentrate on Puritan covenant theology and its gradual adaptation to changing conditions in America: the decline in zeal for a "Bible commonwealth," the growth of trade and industy, and the necessity for coexisting with large masses of unchurched people. One response was the Old Deluder Satan Act establishing government schools for indoctrination of the masses."
The Colonial Mind, 1620-1800, Volume One, (Main currents in American thought)
The Colonial Mind, 1620-1800, Volume One, (Main currents in American thought)
"Parrington's three volume history is one of the most distinguished in American letters. He is exceptional in differentiating the ethnocultural nuances between the Yankee and Southern world-views."
Main Currents in American Thought Volume 2
Main Currents in American Thought Volume 2
"Parrington's three volume history is one of the most distinguished in American letters. He is exceptional in differentiating the ethnocultural nuances between the Yankee and Southern world-views."
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History) 1st (first) Edition by Fischer, David Hackett published by Oxford University Press, USA (1989)
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History) 1st (first) Edition by Fischer, David Hackett published by Oxford University Press, USA (1989)
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albion%27s_Seed Excellent summation of this text"
The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, And The Triumph Of Anglo-America
The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, And The Triumph Of Anglo-America
"How geography, demographics, and ethnoreligious identity shaped America."
Who rules America?: A century of invisible government,
Who rules America?: A century of invisible government,
"See my five star Amazon review"
American Establishment
American Establishment
"The 1803 capture of Harvard by the Boston Unitarians during the Jefferson administration began the process of disestablishment of orthodox Trinitarianism in Massachusetts which led to the birth of the northeastern seaboard American Establishment."
Is Public Education Necessary?
Is Public Education Necessary?
"Capture of Harvard by the Boston Unitarians and the ouster of the Trinitarian Calvinists began the process which led to the Prussianization of American compulsory education under Horace Mann."
The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling
The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling
"This excellent companion book to the Silk and Blumenfeld books above is a brilliant synthesis of original research and analysis. You will never view compulsory, tax-payer provided government schooling the same after reading this volume."
The Protestant Crusade 1800-1860: a study of the origins of American nativism (Quadrangle Paperbacks)
The Protestant Crusade 1800-1860: a study of the origins of American nativism (Quadrangle Paperbacks)
Their Brothers' Keepers: Moral Stewardship in the United States, 1800-1865.
Their Brothers' Keepers: Moral Stewardship in the United States, 1800-1865.
"The contagion of Puritan-minded pietistic Evangelicals spread out like an imperialistic army from their New England breeding sites fostering coercive social control and rigid indoctrination masking as "reform."
The Reign of Terror in America: Visions of Violence from Anti-Jacobinism to Antislavery
The Reign of Terror in America: Visions of Violence from Anti-Jacobinism to Antislavery
"The Reign of Terror in America argues that New England Federalist and Congregationalist fears of the violence of the French Revolution and of its supposed Jacobin allies such as Southerner Thomas Jefferson led to anti-slavery, anti-Catholic, and compulsory government schooling movements in the nineteenth-century United States."
Sectional Nationalism: Massachusetts Conservative Leaders and the Transformation of America, 1815-1836
Sectional Nationalism: Massachusetts Conservative Leaders and the Transformation of America, 1815-1836
"Explores the evolution of Boston-based Massachusetts' elites from Federalism to Whiggery after the War of 1812, and their distinctive smug, self-righteous, parochial, and insular ideological response to the country outside of New England."
Alternative Americas: A Reading of Antebellum Political Culture
Alternative Americas: A Reading of Antebellum Political Culture
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery
North Over South: Northern Nationalism and American Identity in the Antebellum Era
North Over South: Northern Nationalism and American Identity in the Antebellum Era
"Grant focuses on what Northerners thought about the South and how their beliefs created a distinct outlook: a Northern nationalism based on opposition to things Southern. Grant identifies Northern views of the South between 1830 and 1856 and examines how they developed, how they changed, and how these negative images were used by the Republican Party in its first national election campaign."
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
"Excellent discussion of the ethnocultural/ethnoreligious dynamic between nativist Northern post-millennial evangelical Protestants versus liturgicals (Roman Catholics and German Lutherans) that led to the Civil War. Southern Baptists were primarily salvationist-oriented and not obsessed with the coercive remolding of their bretheren by the state as were the Northern pietistic fanatics."
North against South: The American Iliad, 1848-1877
North against South: The American Iliad, 1848-1877
"Readers of this book will be doubly educated---first in the remarkable amount of information it contains, and second in its challenge to orthodoxy and consequent stimulus to thought.” --Don B. Fehrenbacher, Stanford University"
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
"By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners long predated their objections to slavery. They were convinced that New England, whose spokesmen had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation."
Radical Abolitionism: Anarchy and the Government of God in Antislavery Thought
Radical Abolitionism: Anarchy and the Government of God in Antislavery Thought
"Surperb reappraisal of radical abolitionist thought, especially of Bostonians William Lloyd Garrison and Lysander Spooner."
The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860
The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860
"The concept of the "slavocracy" or slave power conspiracy was central to the anti-Southern ideology of abolitionists, Free Soilers, and Republicans in the antebellum North."
Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tatics 1834-1850
Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tatics 1834-1850
"First-rate study of strategic & tactical questions in abolitionist thought -- gradual versus immediate abolition -- Liberty Party political activism versus Garrisonian non-political nonresistance, etc."
Destroying the Republic: Jabez Curry And the Re-education of the Old South
Destroying the Republic: Jabez Curry And the Re-education of the Old South
"Chodes relates the tragic story of the rise of state-sponsored public education and what he called the "nationalizing" of the South's mostly private or religious schools. While the Massachusetts Unitarian Horace Mann is rightly called the "Father of compulsory public education in America," Jabez Curry played a similar role as "The Horace Mann of the South."
Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877
Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877
"Explores the roots of America’s greatest internal crisis and its tragic consequences that have reached out to this very day – the death of the decentralized constitutional republic and the rise of the consolidationist national empire of the warfare-welfare State."
A Renegade History of the United States
A Renegade History of the United States
"Raucous, profane, and thrillingly original, Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the United States turns the myths of the ‘American character’ on their heads with a rare mix of wit, scholarship, and storytelling flair” (Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You."
The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief
The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief
"Far from a lament for a lost golden age when mainline Protestants ruled American education, The Soul of the American University offers a penetrating critique of that era, surveying the role of Protestantism in higher education from the founding of Harvard in the 1630s through the collapse of the WASP establishment in the 1960s."
America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones
America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones
"Antony Sutton's pioneer study of "The Order" was commendable and led the way in subsequent research into Skull and Bones. Available on-line"
Fleshing Out Skull & Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society
Fleshing Out Skull & Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society
"Excellent synthesis of first-rate research and analysis of the Yale secret society founded in 1832."
Our Country: Its Possible Future and its Present Crisis
Our Country: Its Possible Future and its Present Crisis
"Published in 1886, Strong's Our Country spoke immediately and eloquently to Protestant America. Over a period of 30 years the book sold 175,000 copies. A postmillennial evangelical defense of Anglo-Saxon rural America against Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, socialism, mammonism, materialism, immigration, the liquor power and other dred scourges. Strong was a leader of the Social Gospel movement."
The Education of Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams
"The quintessential autobiographical exploration of the Yankee mind."
The Late George Apley
The Late George Apley
"This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel charts the diminishing fortunes of a distinguished Boston family in the early years of the 20th century. Sweeping us into the inner sanctum of Boston society, into the Beacon Hill town houses and exclusive private clubs where only the city's wealthiest and most powerful congregate, the portrait of an entire society in transition."
The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in U.S. Education (The American Literatures Initiative)
The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in U.S. Education (The American Literatures Initiative)
The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation
The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation
"Gamble reconstructs the inner world of the Social Gospel clergy, their interventionist ideology to promote a modern, activist Christianity which eventually came to see their task as world evangelization for the new creed of democracy and internationalism, the redemption of civilization itself through the agency of total war."
The Promise Of American Life
The Promise Of American Life
"The old Jeffersonian limited-state liberalism is out; the new Hamiltonian expanded-state corporatism is in, according to Harvard prophet Croly, disciple of Theodore Roosevelt and later of Benito Mussolini."
A Preface To Morals. With A New Introduction By Sidney Hook
A Preface To Morals. With A New Introduction By Sidney Hook
"The key canonical text of the Establishment mind. Harvard litterateur Lippmann is the Saint Paul of the welfare-warfare state."
The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment
The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment
"Engaging dissection of the elitist patrician Liberal Establishment of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Ivy League, and the genocide of Vietnam."
It Takes a Village, Tenth Anniversary Edition
It Takes a Village, Tenth Anniversary Edition
"Professor Clyde Wilson notes: "Hillary Rodham Clinton, raised a Northern Methodist in Chicago, is a museum-quality specimen of the Yankee — self-righteous, ruthless, and self-aggrandizing. Northern Methodism and Chicago were both, in their formative periods, hotbeds of abolitionist, high tariff Black Republicanism."