The American Experience
...American, this new American man. "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" (Crevecoeur 54). "The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles; he must, therefore, entertain new ideas, and form new opinions. From involuntary idleness, servile dependence, penury, and useless labor, he has passed to toils of a very different nature, rewarded by ample subsistence. --This is an American" (Crevecoeur 56)
Crèvecoeur in his letters portrayed his love for nature from the perspective of a farmer. His respect towards... The American ...