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America

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The thirteen colonies later formed the United States of America. All except Georgia, founded in 1732, resulted from 17th‐cent. crown grants, mainly to companies or proprietors. Most were...

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Boston

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The state capital of Massachusetts, USA, on Boston Bay. Founded c.1630 as the principal settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Company, Boston was an early centre of New England Puritanism....

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Dorchester Company of Adventurers

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Joint stock company which attempted to establish a permanent fishing and farming colony on Cape Ann (1623). The organizers, who included John White, were identified with the Puritan party,...

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John White

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(1575–1648), English Puritan clergyman, did not emigrate to the American colonies but helped found both the Dorchester Company (1623) and the Massachusetts Bay Company (1629). His tract The...

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Maine

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Although the Latino and Latina population grew more rapidly and thereby contributed more to overall population growth than other ethno-racial groups in New England during the 1990s, and the...

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Portland

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Largest city and port in Maine, USA. Due to its deep natural harbour on Casco Bay, a settlement (Falmouth) was established here in 1632. The town grew rapidly under the ...

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