The Expansion of New England: The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620 -1865

The Expansion of New England: The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620 -1865

The Expansion of New England: The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620 -1865

The Expansion of New England: The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620 -1865

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The present study is an attempt to untangle, from the complex skein of our national history, the one strand of the New England element. In attempting to set forth clearly and convincingly one phase of our development, it may seem that a loss of proportion and of perspective has resulted. The study makes no pretensions to being either complete or exhaustive; but it is sent out with the hope that it may at least suggest some new points of view.

The initial impulse to the work, and much of its spirit, are due to Professor Frederick J. Turner, of the University of Wisconsin. The actual beginnings of the study were made at Leland Stanford Junior University during 1903-04, in a seminar conducted by Professor Max Farrand, now of Yale University. The next stage of development was reached under the guidance of Professor Edward Channing, resulting in the presentation of the study in thesis form in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Radcliffe College. Since that time it has been expanded and almost entirely reconstructed, to be published in its present form. The author has in preparation another study designed to supplement this one, having as its theme New England settlement beyond the Mississippi River, and in the South since 1865.

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