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October 2011

Coming across two booing in New York

 Since I wrote my last column in English some time has passed. All this while I have been traveling in New York and then to New England area. I’ve never been in this part of the United States before. So I was very glad to be able to visit and see the so to speak major “birthplace of the new world.”
 I understood vaguely why the north-eastern states of this country is called New England. Now I understand better. According a book “Albion’s Seed” written by David Hackett Fischer, in the period from 1629 to 1775, this country was settled by at least four large waves of English-speaking immigrants. The first one was “an exodus of Puritans from the east of England to Massachusetts from 1629 to 1640,” then followed by “the migration of a small Royalist elite and large numbers of indentured servants from the south of England to Virginia.” No wonder the six present states including Massachusetts are called New England.



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