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New England: New England was the most ethnically homogenous region and had the fewest new immigrants in 1776. New England always had the highest rate of family immigration, giving it a high birthrate. It had the lowest death rate, due to a healthy climate. Its low rates of non-English immigration are due to its cultural intolerance. However, far northern ...


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In Kevin Phillips' The Cousin's Wars he puts a slightly different spin on the influence of the Seven Years' War on the Revolution. After some false starts, the British Army and the Colonials achieved a relation of working together to win the war...the Army would ask the colonies for money, or supplies or troops directly to the legislatures and they would ...


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Not only was it legal, but until the 1820s workers across the country expected their employers to pay them part of their wages in whiskey. The wage labor system was not yet well developed. Instead, historians like Paul Johnson refer to a "household economy" in which apprentice and journeymen mechanics were treated as members of the household of the master ...



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