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Old 01-14-2014, 04:41 AM
 
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I can't understand why so many people fail to see being American as their heritage. We're almost 250 years and many, many generations into nationhood here, so why does everyone seem to place so much importance on where their ancestors came from? Are we forgetting why most of our ancestors came here? Because life in the old countries was pretty darn miserable. It's time we all start think of ourselves as Americans rather than "something with a hypen-Americans".
I respect your above statement and thoughts as my paternal side has been in the Carolina's since the 1700's and one of my all time fave American hero's is Eliza Yonge Wilkinson a young lady during the Revolutionary War who wrote detailed letters (library of congress archives) of her life and encounters during the British brutal occupation of Charleston 1780-1782 as there ought to be a statue of her in South Carolina for her anti british actions and heroism back then.

However that being said i don't see any problem of us who are British by heritage/blood and calling ourselves British-Americans as like another poster had alluded too we do have a long and vast history that goes back thousands of years way before our ancestors perilous journey's across the atlantic and besides every other ethnic group here does that to themselves as well and so yes i am an American Southerner by birth and heritage as well as an British American by heritage and blood.

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Old 01-15-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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The same can be said of most Europeans on the main continent and England. The Europeans are relatively well mixed if you can go back many generations. The exception of lots of mixing would be the inhabitants of Iceland and a few other really isolated areas.
 
Old 01-15-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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The same can be said of most Europeans on the main continent and England. The Europeans are relatively well mixed if you can go back many generations. The exception of lots of mixing would be the inhabitants of Iceland and a few other really isolated areas.
I wonder Does anyone think the white population of Germany shows results from the selective breeding programs of the '30s and '40s?
 
Old 01-15-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Continental Europe is especially mixed, especially areas around the Med. Sea. My most recent American immigrants are German who came over in 1847 (and 49)... and I come up a few percent "Middle East"... I'm fairly sure it's from that Continental Europe intermixing.
 
Old 01-15-2014, 10:59 PM
 
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