Britain; they were reborn on the American frontier. The history of British agrarian society and demographic structures continued across the Atlantic, among the craftsmen of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia and the small farmers of New England. The craftsmen of the Atlantic seaboard shared with the craftsmen in London, from whom so many were drawn, the same attitudes to the maintenance of their 'honourable' trades and their property in skill. On the frontier, settlers developed the country ideology of hostility to monied corruption and aristocratic privilege which was a commonplace in the county associations of England. Britain was, indeed, part of a wider Atlantic demographic and political system. 29
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Publication information: Book title: Progress and Poverty:An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1700-1850. Contributors: M. J. Daunton - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 415.
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