The Story of Massachusetts by Edward Everett HaleThe Story of Massachusetts by Edward Everett Hale

The Story of Massachusetts

byEdward Everett Hale

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS. THE career of prosperity and progress thus described is without parallel in the history of the world. It belongs, as has been said, to the system which gives to each individual the right to press his own fortunes as he can, without restriction from the State while he does not interfere with any other. The same system gives open promotion to each child of God. Thus every faculty is at its best, and every incentive is given to each man and woman to advance his own fortunes and the prosperity of the State. No speculation on the prosperity of America is well founded unless the freedom of the individual, or what has been called "open promotion," is regarded as the one foundation of the whole. For Massachusetts, this career of prosperity was hindered or interrupted, as is known, by a series of petty wars, amounting almost to a continual border war on her own frontier. She did not owe this perpetual wasting of her resources to any impolicy of her own; it was due to the jealousies and rivalries of foreign courts and to the determination of the Jesuit body, who had virtually the control of the fortunes of Canada, to uproot and destroy the heretic establishments of New England. When these two causes acted together, as they did whenever England and France were at war. the settlers of the frontiers of Massachusetts on the north and west had to be on constant guard against the attacks of savages. For nearly half a century this border war continued. In that time the growth of the population of Massachusetts was checked; instead of doubling in twenty-five years, it scarcely doubled in fifty, so large was the draft made upon her young men for war, and so terrible the devastation made by Indian massacres. It is not to be wondered at that...
Title:The Story of MassachusettsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217373089

ISBN - 13:9780217373081