“What then is the American, this new 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.” J. HECTOR ST. JOHN DE CRÈVEŒUR, LETTERS … Continue reading Commentary on James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?