Colonial Folkways: A Chronicle of American Life in the Reign of the Georges

Colonial Folkways: A Chronicle of American Life in the Reign of the Georges

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Colonial Folkways: A Chronicle of American Life in the Reign of the Georges

Colonial Folkways: A Chronicle of American Life in the Reign of the Georges

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The restless and courageous Englishmen who fared across the sea in the seventeenth century, facing danger and death in their search for free homes in the wilderness, little dreamed that out of their adventure and toil there would rise in time a great republic and a new order of human society. There was nothing to indicate that the settlements along the seaboard, occupying the narrow strip of land between the ocean and the mountain ranges, would eventually grow into a mighty union of states that would be called "the melting-pot of the world." The elements of that great amalgam of peoples, it is true, began to be gathered before the close of the colonial era; but the process of fusion made little progress during the years of dependence under the . . .

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