History of the United States

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 204,657 / 649 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.7
LoC Category: E
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,634
Added to site: 2005.10.29
mnybks.net#: 11798
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Audiobook
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CHAPTER I

THE GREAT MIGRATION TO AMERICA

The tide of migration that set in toward the shores of North America during the early years of the seventeenth century was but one phase in the restless and eternal movement of mankind upon the surface of the earth. The ancient Greeks flung out their colonies in every direction, westward as far as Gaul, across the Mediterranean, and eastward into Asia Minor, perhaps to the very confines of India. The Romans, supported by their armies and their government, spread their dominion beyond the narrow lands of Italy until it stretched from the heather of Scotland to the sands of Arabia. The Teutonic tribes, from their home beyond the Danube and the Rhine, poured into the empire of the Cæsars and made the beginnings of modern Europe. Of this great sweep of races and empires the settlement of America was merely a part. And it was, moreover, only one aspect of the expansion which finally carried the peoples, the institutions, and

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