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Thread #56224   Message #3974792
Posted By: GUEST,Ken from Smithfield, RI
04-Feb-19 - 04:38 AM
Thread Name: Epithet for English Immigrants in Song?
Subject: RE: Epithet for English Immigrants in Song?
My WASP bias is no different than that of Lovecraft himself. I'm nonplussed by likely IWW efforts to ethnically differentiate between old and New England folks. I'm fortunate to have an industrial background that doesn't place an emphasis on class warfare. I'm blessed by Transatlantic Anglocentrism, rather than bogged down by hyphenated-American identity crises. Whether or not I'm called Jickie or Yankee, British or American, I'm a Rhode Islander born and bred. I'm not ethnically confused about who and where I belong.

I made an obvious error by calling Nova Scotia an English colony, since it being Scottish, made a world of difference from the 13 American Colonies and like Quebec; Canadians of either type had no love for English, but an Auld Alliance to stand against us. Nova Scotia was, however, settled with New England Planters and Yorkshire Emigrants, in addition to the Ulster Baronets, William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, or the Scottish Freemason legend and Captain Kidd. As for song and lyrics, I regretfully don't have any leads.