By David Hackett Fischer

This attention-grabbing ebook is the 1st quantity in a projected cultural historical past of the USA, from the earliest English settlements to our personal time. it's a heritage of yankee folkways as they've got replaced via time, and it argues a thesis concerning the value for the USA of getting been British in its cultural origins.

While most folk within the usa this present day don't have any British ancestors, they've got assimilated nearby cultures which have been created by means of British colonists, even whereas maintaining ethnic identities while. during this feel, approximately all american citizens are "Albion's Seed," it doesn't matter what their ethnicity should be. The concluding component of this impressive publication explores the ways in which neighborhood cultures have endured to dominate nationwide politics from 1789 to 1988, and nonetheless support to form attitudes towards schooling, govt, gender, and violence, on which variations among American areas are more than among ecu international locations.

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Shown here is the 1919 CCAL track meet in Salinas, viewed from the grandstand. The site later became the home of the world-famous Salinas Rodeo and home to several Salinas professional and semipro baseball teams. One of the participants in the meet was John Steinbeck, the great novelist and the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In a program for the meet, he is listed as participating in the javelin and discus. One of Steinbeck’s best friends at Salinas, Bill Black, won the 440 and pole vault.

The 1992 Santa Cruz High Cardinals varsity baseball team clawed its way to the Central Coast Section championship game, losing to Carlmont 7-2 in the title clash at San Jose Municipal Stadium. After a slow start, the team went on a run of 12 wins in 13 games. C. Kaiser, and Zach McCormick; (second row) Jason Nee, Mike Goldstein, Joel Ackernecht, Femi Ayanbadejo, Ben “Harold” Gersick, Nick Marini, Steve Cardoza, Augie Guardino, Aaron Woliczko, Mike Hendren, and Bill Yong. ) 53 One of the most dominant softball pitchers in Santa Cruz County history was Desarie Knipfer of Soquel High.

48 The Santa Cruz High varsity baseball team from the early 1980s packed some serious wallop. Pictured, from left to right, are Glenallen Hill, Bill Domhoff, Dave De Esposito, Rick Munoz, Bobby Adams, Kevin Grindy, and Gino Panelli. Domhoff was a fine catcher who went on to star on the diamond at both Cabrillo College and San Francisco State. 735 late that season as the Yankees’ designated hitter. ) The Cardinals of the early 1980s were also blessed with fine pitching. Here, John “No-No” Wilson, a crafty lefthander, toes the rubber for Santa Cruz on his way to his third year as an allcounty selection.

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