By Peter C. Holloran
New England, the main in actual fact outlined area within the usa, comprises the six states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The area, settled by way of local americans by means of 10,000 BC, is domestic to fourteen million buyers. yet in a bigger experience, New England has turn into domestic to all american citizens. not just is Boston the nearby capital, however it is hailed because the cradle of liberty, the place to begin of the yankee Revolution, so it really is thought of our uniquely American homeplace. Plymouth is dubbed America's native land. Like grandmother's attic, New England is a spot the place the prior is obtainable, a spot the place we will recapture the way in which issues was and to appreciate our nationwide origins.This Dictionary covers the evidence, historical past, associations, literature, names, locations, issues and phrases that represent the political, financial, social, and cultural lifetime of New England. It intends to be a handy resource of trustworthy info on all of the New England states. it truly is selective and provides insightful uncooked fabric precious to scholars, viewers, and the curious reader in addition to to the professional or student. like several dictionary, this one covers quite a lot of subject matters, and efforts have been taken to provide an explanation for missed or forgotten elements of recent England that stay major in realizing the sector, instead of to hide the well known tales. This e-book represents a wealthy lode to be mined at rest, and that the chronology, chosen bibliography, and indexes encourage extra studying.
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Adams retired to Quincy (1872) and died in Boston on November 21, 1886. ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, JR. (1835–1915). Soldier and historian. Born in Boston on May 27, 1835. Adams, the son of Charles Francis Adams, graduated from Harvard College (1856) and practiced law in Boston (1858–61). He was promoted from lieutenant in the African American 5th Massachusetts Cavalry to general during the Civil War. He wrote Chapters of Erie (1871) and Railroads: Their Origins and Problems (1878), which led to his appointment to the Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners (1869–79) and as president of the Union Pacific Railroad (1884–90).
1892–1984) • 15 oats, potatoes, rye, and wheat. Although farming has declined, it is a more diversified industry today, in part due to the first American agricultural experiment station established at Yale University (1847) and the first state experiment station Samuel W. Johnson established at the University of Connecticut at Storrs (1875). Connecticut agriculture contributes $521 million annually to the state economy, and New London is the largest dairy-producing township in the state with 69 farms.
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Historical Dictionary of New England (Historical Dictionaries of Cities of the World, No. 13.) by Peter C. Holloran