Anglo-Saxonism

Anglo-Saxonism

a belief in the innate superiority of the “Anglo-Saxon race.”
See also: Nationalism
anything characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon race, especially any linguistic peculiarity that sterns from Old English and has not been affected by another language.
See also: Language
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The Yanks are Coming Over There: Anglo-Saxonism and American Involvement in the First World War
Facing a revived transnational Anglo-Saxonism and increased Protestant Irish migration to North America in the postbellum era, Irish-American nationalists and their newspapers continued to promote a pluralist vision of American identity and themselves as model citizens and defenders of republican principles the world over.
And that myth of Anglo-Saxonism carries right over into the early twentieth century.
Studies of the mythologies promoting an English empire in the sixteenth century (by Glyn Parry), the transfer of English republican ideas to the American colonies (by David Walker), and the concept of Anglo-Saxonism (by Tanja Bueltmann) fall, loosely, into the category of political or intellectual (or quasi-intellectual) history, whereas most contributors are searching for expressions of an English national identity among the English overseas, specifically in the United States and the "white" dominions.
Emerson solved the problem by modifying the definition of Anglo-Saxonism to include the capability of assimilating other groups, so that the Anglo-Saxon identity of the American republic could be preserved in spite of the Irish immigrants--whose threat to cultural homogeneity he thus neutralized.
Close readings of novelists Rolf Boldrewood and Joseph Furphy reveal a Walter-Scott-inherited Anglo-Saxonism, exploring how Australian medievalism focuses the gaze on race and class politics by adding an antipodean dimension.
The second longer section presents a series of readings focused Lyra's motherly triumvirate in Phil Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy anglo-saxonism in Harry Potter; the relevance of young adult literature; China Mieville and radical fantasy for children and young adults; postcolonial speculative fiction in Africa; race, gender and colonization in Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber; the stories of Margo Lanagan; the politics of zombies in young-adult fiction; and the explosion of fantasy films in the 21st century.
Mencken's creation of "Conrad" in his many reviews, books, and articles as a counter-argument to the then raging pressures against immigration and for isolationism and nativist Anglo-Saxonism.
In Gentleman's Agreement, directed by Elia Kazan, Peck was Phil Green-cum-Greenberg, a gentile journalist who goes undercover as a Jewish man to investigate anti-Semitism in New York and its affluent suburb, Darien, Connecticut--an epicenter of Anglo-Saxonism.
While she says that early fashioning of Anglo-Saxonism is the "'ancient' ballad structure" for the "full orchestral and eugenist racist symphonies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries" (5), in many ways her book instead proposes that the music of modern racism is the basic structure for an earlier system.
There is much that is of interest in Rouse's exploration here of myth, particularly of place, which would have flourished better without the specious implications of Anglo-Saxonism.