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Yankee colonies across America : cities upon the hills

Rosenberg, Chaim M. (author.).

Summary: "Between 1786 and 1850, some 800,000 Yankees left their exhausted New England farms and villages for New York State, the Northwest Territory, and the West Coast ... In time, Yankee enclaves ... fused with others to form the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant elite (WASPs). This book describes how the Yankees began their exodus to settle the western frontier, establishing colonies across the country and bringing with them the values and institutions that make up today's America."--Back cover.

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  • OCLC: ocn934035950
  • ISBN: 9781498519830
  • ISBN: 1498519830
  • ISBN: 9781498519847
  • ISBN: 9781498519830
  • ISBN: 1498519849
  • ISBN: 9781498519847
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 317 pages)
  • Published: Lanham, MD :Lexington,2015.
  • Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington, 2015.

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Note: "In this work, a Yankee is a person from New England ... with roots reaching back into colonial times."--Page ix.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 289-301) and index.
Contents: Yankees in exile -- Yankee New York -- Rufus Putnam : founder and father of Ohio -- The promised land of the Connecticut Western Reserve -- Michigan -- Illinois -- Wisconsin -- Minnesota : the New England of the West -- Missouri -- Kansas and Nebraska -- Iowa and the Dakotas -- California and the Gold Rush -- The Pacific Northwest -- Yankees in the South -- Yankees abroad : slaves, rum, opium, and religion -- Hawaii -- Land speculation and railroads -- Spreading the word -- New England loses its industries -- Those who stayed behind -- Brahmins of the West.
Subject: New Englanders -- Migrations
New England -- Biography
New England -- Civilization
New Englanders -- Middle West
New Englanders -- West (U.S.)
Pioneers -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Territorial expansion -- History
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History
WASPs (Persons) -- Biography
WASPs (Persons) -- United States -- History

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