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"While with one hand the Puritans set up a political system which rested on the most rigid religious tests, with the other they planted in the government of town and State, the purest democracy which has ever been seen...."


Written by a member of Boston's founding families, this rarely seen 1891 history of the Hub is a fascinating exploration into the American mind, and Americans' love for independent thinking.

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Courtesy of the Boston Public Library Print Dept.

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Courtesy of the Branch Libraries, The New York Public Library,
Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

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Excerpted from Boston. © 2004 Levenger Press.

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