> Let's try definition as an expository tool:
> African American: an American born in Africa.
> African-American: an American descended from Africans.
> This distinction seems to hold with similar combinations such as
> "German Canadian" and "German-Canadian".
> Grammatically, it seems like the unhyphenated version implies
> jointure, equality between the parts; while the hyphenated version
> implies that an X-Y is a X-flavoured version of Y.
From my reading of the manuscript, the two terms are used identically to refer
to the same category of residents of the US.
> Perhaps I'm being overly subtle.
--I trust I make myself obscure?
More to Norfolk, from "A Man for All Seasons"