DRAF presents its 11th annual Evening of Performances, at s Art Deco music venue the O2 Forum Kentish Town, with an exciting programme of live works that range across performance art, spoken word, dance, comedy and music. The evening presents eight new commissions and a UK premiere by international artists responding to the theme of intimacy. Each artistic contribution brings forward a new reading and experience, charging the venue with different physical, sensual and intellectual approaches.
These literary works were shipped to and published overseas. They are also the main reason that Mr. Crevecoeur is credited for bringing in more immigrants to America than any other single person in American History. This was a very effective way in showing the people in Europe how much better he thought America was.
As Americans, you did not have someone dictating your every move. Here man is free as he ought to be; nor is this pleasing equality so transitory as many others are. We are nothing but what we derive from the air we breathe, the climate we inhabit, the government we obey, the system of religion we profess, and the nature of our employment.
This renders them more bold and enterprising; this leads them to neglect the confined occupations of the land. Religion seems to have less influence, and their manners are less improved.
These were people who were less Sophisticated and less educated. They were laid back and more independent. They did not like rules and laws. These settlers were considered the wilderness types, renegades and outlaws. They were the least happy with laws and rules.
They were pioneers, the most adventuresome of them all. Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crevecoeur also used a lot of rhetorical questions in his writings. This is a great method of persuasion. One of the greatest questions that Mr.
Crevecoeur asks his read is, What is an American? I could point our to you a family whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations.
He is an American who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds.
He becomes an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. From involuntary idleness, servile dependence, penury, and ample subsistence. His lines have been used on the Statue of Liberty, and in many patriotic songs such as God Bless America.Early American writers have made long-lasting contributions to developing and explaining American beliefs, values, and culture.
St. John de Crevecoeur's "What is an American" sets out to describe what makes an American an American.
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These three documents represent different moments in what is now a long tradition of defining America as a nation of immigrants.
Crèvecoeur offers one of the earliest formulations of this idea—and of the metaphor of different races “melted” together—in this passage from Letters from an American Farmer, written at the start of the American Revolution. The Challenge of Diversity - When America was founded, it was established on freedom and equality for all people.
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