“What Is an American?”

J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur. From Letters from an American Farmer, 1793.

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French-born J. Hector St. john de Crevecoeur immigrated to the British colony of New York in the 1750s. He wrote this famous description of the American character shortly before the Revolution.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title What Is an American?
Short Title What Is an American? 1793
Book Title Letters from an American Farmer
Place of Publication Philadelphia
Publisher Mathew Carey
Creator J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur
Publication Date 1793
Pages pp. 46-47
Call Number Ayer 128.7 .C8 1793
Location Special Collections 4th floor