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Sunday 29 May 2011

Americana asks why English culture isn't as widely celebrated across the United States, as other European ancestries.

Founding Culture:
Matt Frei talks with author and historian Maya Jasanoff and Brenton Simons of the New England Historic Genealogical Society about what aspects of English heritage are recognized and why.

Founding Sexuality:
Author Michael Bronski explains how English Puritans framed the history of homosexuality in America,

Founding Manners:
Etiquette instructor, Sandy Muscopf Hyde, offers a few lessons in manners from the Midwest.

Morris Dance in Minnesota:
And Americana visits a traditional Morris dance studio where Minnesota residents show off their cultural roots.

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    John Stafford Smith The Star Spangled Banner

    Stars & Stripes: America's Greatest Hits, Compendia, B000000BMS

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin My Country 'Tis of Thee

    My Country 'Tis of Thee, Aretha's Records, B001TLP3H4



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