Colonial Folkways: A Chronicle of American Life in the Reign of the Georges

by Charles McLean Andrews


Charles McLean Andrews was a well regarded scholar focusing on American colonial history. As a leader of the “Imperial School” of historians, he emphasized the role England played. Specifically, he he argued that British leaders failed in a major way to recognize the differences in American society, which led to independence.

After earning his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1889, he taught at Bryn Mawr College, then Johns Hopkins University, followed by Yale University. He was also the president of the American Historical Association. In 1935, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his work, The Colonial Period of American History.

This new edition is dedicated to Lew Taylor, able and energetic historian and editor.