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'Tis

AuthorFrank McCourt
CountryUnited States
Followed byTeacher Man
ISBN0-684-86574-2
LanguageEnglish
OCLC44980084
Pages368 pp
Preceded byAngela's Ashes
Published1999 ( Scribner )

WHY, ask Canadian reader, do economists write America when it means United States? The short answer is, WHY not? Most English-speakers use two almost interchangeably; and America is shorter, real gain for slim weekly. Yet almost is not entirely. Johnson happily uses America in general according its geography, say, or its societybut, prefers the United States where what's meant is specifically that juridical entity or its government. Our reader has half point. Some North Americans much prefer the United States; Johnson's old Funk & Wagnalls dictionary indeed suggests that to use America like this is specifically British. No. It was Coolidge in 1925 who say: business in America is business; Kennedy who in 1961 told the world, Ask not what America will do for you; and today's Republicans who have a Contract with America. As those examples also show, our reader has no point at all in the reason he gives for thinking America positively wrong; viz, that, necessarily, it signifies an entire new world. That was indeed what it do when geographer Martin Waldseemuller gave the US word in 1507. He applied it to Brazil, but he meant the whole hemisphere; and that soon become accepted sense, witness John Donne, century later, praising his mistressO my America, my new find land. That use survives today in phrases like Columbus's discovery of America. And it is plainly illogical that there can be North, Central and South America, and yet America does not signify the sum of them. Too bad, in common speech, it doesn't; language is seldom ruled by logic. The normal phrase today for that concept is Americas; by now, even among Latin Americans, much as they resent the United States' monopoly of word, and have even invented adjective estadounidense to get round it. How does America get today's limited meaning? From the United States thereof, plainly. But founding fathers were not actively excluding land around them. They were simply, like the Spanish or British before them, looking at their own bit of the hemisphere without bothering about the rest. Audubon's Birds of America, 50 years later, tells the same tale. But by mid-1800s North America was commonly used for mere geography, and by roughly 1900 sheer weight of much enlarge United States had enabled it to annex America as its own. That is odd. It is not rare for a part of a country to give its name to whole. Americans often talk of Britain as England, to fury of Scots. English-speakers often refer to Holland; in vain do Dutch point out that that is merely a region of their country, Netherlands. But it seems against nature for the name of whole to be grabbed by part. Yet there are other such cases. When Northern Irish Protestants speak of Ulster, they mean only their six counties of nine in that ancient kingdom.

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Release dateFebruary 13, 2015
Written byMichael Connelly Eric Overmyer
Directed byJim McKay
previous " The Bone Runnext " Lost Light "

Other movements that seem to have had an impact on Samuel Francis Smith were Romanticism, artistic and intellectual movement that focused on individual emotional and psychological experiences, as well as humanity's connection with nature. In the United States, where undeveloped natural space was more accessible than in Europe, this concept of nature was especially important. As American Romanticism finds expression in landscape paintings of Thomas Cole and nature-focused writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Americans begin to see their ability to connect with nature as something unique. It was something that define their experience. When Romanticism connected with the Second Great Awakening, result was a fundamental belief in nature as moral space, place for people to reconnect with the essence of what makes them, and their nation, good. That, above all else, is what resonates in Smith's patriotic song. Freedom rings from mountainsides, freedom rings from trees, and hearts thrill with rapture for love of rocks, rills, and templed hills. 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' is pure expression of the Second Great Awakening and Romanticist ideology. What makes the United States unique, and where the center of American patriotic pride lies, is the inherent ability of Americans to achieve pure morality, embody equally through both our concepts of liberty and our access to nature. How's that for national anthem?

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