Beatle Mania… We Have A History With Loving All Things English

It’s interesting that Beatle mania was used to describe the lads from England when they broke into the hearts of North Americans. There is an expression for an excessive fondness for English styles, music, customs, etc.; it’s called “Anglo-mania.” Isn’t there another expression called the “Beatles Invasion” or the “English Invasion” referring to the music of the 1960’s that poured out of England? Whatever the case, the United States has a long history with England, for some she was the original “Mother Country” but for those whose ancestors came to America before the English, and were forced to abandon their own language and customs, they may have suffered from Anglo-phobia, which is an intense dread of or aversion to all things English. In the hills of Kentucky, the memory of their ancestors is strong. Before it was New York, it belonged to their Dutch ancestors and was called New Amsterdam. These folks did not want their children to be speaking English and acquire English customs, so they headed over the Appalachian Trail. We know who won that battle. When was the last time you heard someone speaking Dutch?  Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

The Guild (Book 2)

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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