A Short History of the English People Volume 4

A Short History of the English People Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...colonies were really growing fast in numbers and in wealth. Their progress whole population amounted in the middle of the eighteenth century PINE-TREE SHILLING OF MASSACHUSETTS. to about 1,200,000 whites and a quarter of a million of negroes; nearly a fourth of that of the mother country. The wealth of the colonists was growing even faster than their numbers. As yet the southern colonies were the more productive. Virginia boasted of its tobacco plantations, Georgia and the Carolinas of their maize and rice and indigo crops, while New York and Pennsylvania, with the colonies of New England, were restricted to their whale and cod fisheries, their corn harvests and their timber trade. The distinction indeed between the Northern and Southern colonies NEW AMSTERDAM (AFTERWARDS NEW YORK). A7. /. Visscher's.I/a/ of New England and New Belgium. Mid. Seventeenth Century. was more than an industrial one. In the Southern States the prevalence of slavery produced an aristocratic spirit and favoured the creation of large estates; even the system of entails had been introduced among the wealthy planters of Virginia, where many of the older English families found representatives in houses such as Sec. 11 those of Fairfax and Washington. Throughout New England, on the other hand, the characteristics of the Puritans, their piety, their The Inde. PENDENCR intolerance, their simplicity of life, their love of equality and tendency to democratic institutions, remained unchanged. In education and political activity New England stood far ahead of its fellow colonies, for the settlement of the Puritans had been followed at once by the establishment of a system of local schools which is still the glory of America. "Every township," it was To "A...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834321
  • 9781236834324