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The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 3, December, 1884   By:

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"The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 3, December, 1884" is a fascinating collection of articles showcasing the rich history and culture of Massachusetts. The diverse range of topics covered in this issue, from biographies of notable figures to accounts of significant events, provides readers with a well-rounded perspective of the state's past.

One standout article is the profile of David Wells, a prominent economist and educator who made lasting contributions to the field of political economy. The detailed analysis of Wells' work and influence provides valuable insight into the intellectual landscape of 19th-century Massachusetts.

Another highlight is the feature on the Battle of Bunker Hill, a pivotal moment in the American Revolution that took place on Massachusetts soil. The vivid description of the battle and its aftermath immerses readers in the drama and significance of this historic event.

Overall, "The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 3, December, 1884" offers a compelling glimpse into the past of Massachusetts, shedding light on the people and events that have shaped the state's identity. Readers with an interest in history, literature, or politics will find much to appreciate in this well-researched and engaging collection.

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[Illustration: Daniel Lothrop]



A Massachusetts Magazine .



No. 3.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1884, by John N. McClintock and Company, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.



The fame, character and prosperity of a city have often depended upon its merchants, burghers they were once called to distinguish them from haughty princes and nobles. Through the enterprise of the common citizens, Venice, Genoa, Antwerp, and London have become famous, and have controlled the destinies of nations. New England, originally settled by sturdy and liberty loving yeomen and free citizens of free English cities, was never a congenial home for the patrician, with inherited feudal privileges, but has welcomed the thrifty Pilgrim, the Puritan, the Scotch Covenanter, the French Huguenot, the Ironsides soldiers of the great Cromwell. The men and women of this fusion have shaped our civilization. New England gave its distinctive character to the American colonies, and finally to the nation. New England influences still breathe from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the great lakes to Mexico; and Boston, still the focus of the New England idea, leads national movement and progress... Continue reading book >>

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