Anglo-Saxon America

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Anglo-Saxon America

  1. The parts of the American continent colonized or historically controlled by Anglo-Saxon people, principally the USA and Canada.
    • 1970, Celso Furtado, Economic Development of Latin America: A Survey from Colonial Times to the Cuban Revolution, page 8:
      In 1800 the population of the United States and Canada combined was 6 million whereas that of Latin America was over 19 million. By 1900, Anglo-Saxon America had a population of 81 million and Latin America only 63 million.
    • 1999, Mario Sàenz, The Identity of Liberation in Latin American Thought, page 101:
      Nevertheless, during the nineteenth century there was a similar concern in both Anglo-Saxon America and Spanish America with "purification" of the blood []
    • 2006, Gary J Dorrien, The Making of American Liberal Theology, page 319:
      The "manifest destiny" of Anglo-Saxon America was a favorite theme of Fourth of July orators
  2. The controlling elite and institutions of the United States and Canada.
    • 1976, James Paul Rodechko, Patrick Ford and His Search for America: A Case Study of Irish-American Journalism, 1870-1913, page 218:
      Excluded from Anglo-Saxon America, Irish-Americans []
    • 1998, Matthew Frye Jacobson, Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race, page 51:
      [] from the compact trope of "the sea-divided Gael," to the poet's refusal of an "Anglo-Saxon" America because "you are not of the self-same race []
    • 2002, Donna R. Gabaccia, Immigration and American Diversity: A Social and Cultural History, page 132:
      Many expressed their desire to join Anglo-Saxon America by adopting their forms of Protestantism.

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