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Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010$
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Tanja Bueltmann, David T. Gleeson, and Don MacRaild

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318191

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317712

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Fox Hunting and Anglicization in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

Fox Hunting and Anglicization in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

(p.52) Chapter 3 Fox Hunting and Anglicization in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia
Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010

Doreen Skala

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the role of fox hunting in the Anglicization of Philadelphia during the eighteenth century. It discusses the history of the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club (GFHC), the first fox hunting club in America, and argues that the founders of the GFHC have transplanted the most English of English sports into Philadelphia. It also highlights how some Philadelphia professionals like Benjamin Chew modeled their social relationships on English gentlemen and participated in gentlemanly sports and pastimes.

Keywords:   fox hunting, Anglicization, Philadelphia, GFHC, America, English sports, Benjamin Chew, gentlemanly sports

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