DISCLAIMER: war is never “over”, whether or not you “want” it

(via Kevin Drum)

“According to Fischer, the foundation of American culture was formed from four mass emigrations from four different regions of Britain by four different socio-religious groups. New England’s constitutional period occurred between 1629 and 1640 when Puritans, most from East Anglia, settled there. The next mass migration was of southern English cavaliers and their servants to the Chesapeake Bay region between 1640 and 1675. Then, between 1675 and 1725 thousands of Quakers, led by William Penn settled the Delaware Valley. Finally, English, Scots, and Irish from the borderlands settled in Appalachia between 1717 and 1775. Each of these migrations produced a distinct regional culture which can still be seen in America today.” (from a review of ALBION’S SEED: FOUR BRITISH FOLKWAYS IN AMERICA by David Hackett Fischer, New York: Oxford University Press, 1989, hardbound, 948 pages, ISBN O-19-503794-4).

First English Revolution = 1642
Restoration = 1660
Second English Revolution (“Glorious”) = 1688
Third English Revolution (now usually referred to as the American Revolution) = 1776