The Conquest of New England by the Immigrant

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CHAPTER I
RETROSPECT AND REFLECTION

THIS book has to do with the invasion, the occupation, and the conquest of New England by Continental Europeans within the memory of the passing generation.

The theme deserves the attention of all Americans who are resident in sections that have been and are vitally affected by immigration. This because their vested interests, their liberties, and the hopes of their progeny are at hazard. In due course the subject will be adequately treated by the historian. The Nation cannot wait to have the facts handled with distinction.

Loyal America today may be compared to an army which is battling for a cause dear to its nationals and of consequence to the race. Vantage points won yesterday by sacrifice are now imperilled. Through the crash of conflict comes a suggestion of disaster to a contingent of shock troops which has been ripped to shreds. It has been reinforced, but its personnel is changed. If it gives way there may be a debacle. There is

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