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The Years (plural) Without A Christmas
"Of christmas it is indulgence. Christmas has long been time to break out the good booze and gorge yourself on sweet desserts made with expensive imported spices. To say nothing of the gift giving you know who didn't like all of those things oliver cromwell when he and his puritan forces took over england in sixteen forty five. They vowed to do away with decadence and went full. Alan rickman sheriff of nottingham and cancelled. Christmas shops were ordered to stay open on december. Twenty fifth and soldiers patrolled the streets with orders to seize any and all food. They found being prepared for a feast. It would take no less than restoring a king to the throne in this case. Charles the second to get christmas back. Puritans weren't exclusive to their native england and a bunch of them thought the spoiled beauty of the new world could really use some severe self-denial the puritans we refer to as pilgrims and about whom many myths were dispelled in. Our recent thanksgiving episode were even more orthodox in their puritanism than cromwell bonus fact that parallels the split between the amish and the mennonites. The amish broke off because the mennonites weren't strict enough since the puritans were among the first europeans to establish themselves in what would become america celebrating. Christmas was not a thing. It wasn't simply that they didn't celebrate it themselves. They didn't want anyone to celebrate the holiday. They had dubbed fools tied as an england shops and schools were expected to be open though. Interestingly churches were ordered to be closed on christmas one of the two days a year when even the laziest christian can be bothered to turn up. It was more than the frivolity and gluttony that they minded they viewed it as not properly christian. Puritans followed the bible very strictly. If something wasn't in the bible like taking any day for rest other than a sunday it might as well have come straight from the devil that would include the idea of resting on the day that jesus was born but since the bible also doesn't specify what day that is no big loss s historian stephen this inbound explains puritans were fond of saying that if god had intended for the anniversary of the city to be observed he would surely have given some indication as to when that anniversary occurred. The date of december twenty fifth wasn't officially the mass of christ until the fourth century. When pope julius the first subsumed the roman festival of saturnalia into a christian celebration. Which gave us some of our most enduring traditions like holly in candles. Puritans were also not keen on the papacy so they didn't care if it was official for twenty two years from sixteen fifty nine to sixteen eighty one. The celebration of christmas was actually outlawed. In the massachusetts bay colony the law went into effect one year after the brits had gotten their christmas restored by well the restoration the laws stated that in order to prevent disorders to the great dishonour of god and offensive others. Anyone found celebrating the holiday. Either by forbearing of labor feasting or any other way would be find a hefty five shillings on one christmas day. Plymouth governor william bradford noticed some people playing an old equivalent of baseball and ordered them all to get back to work. Now would be an appropriate time. If i make an aside and i may because it's my show to remind people that religious freedom is when you say that's against my religion. I can't do it but religious freedom does not mean that's against my religion. You can't do it. Even after the ban on christmas was repealed in sixteen. Eighty one staunch puritans still fought against christmas celebrations for decades in sixteen eighty six. The newly appointed governor of the dominion of new england closed shops on christmas day and sponsored a holiday service. This idea was unpopular enough with enough people. That soldiers had to accompany the governor to church. Those sorts of protests of christmas would continue but their focus would shift from celebrating at all to the way in which it was celebrated and what a way it was. We aren't talking about a family sing. Song and three helpings of pie or even old timey whistling colonial celebrations of christmas looked more like mardi gras mashed with halloween. If it took place during spring break drunken revellers take to the streets wearing scary masks or dressed like animals singing boisterously and demanding food drink and money under threat of violence ad in the ancient pagan roots of those practices. And we see that. The puritans had quite a lot to get their noses out of joint about boston minister. Cotton mather preached to his congregation more than thirty years. After the law's repeal the feast of christ's nativity is spent in reveling dicing carding masking. And in all licentious liberty by mad mirth by long eating by hard-drinking i- lewd gaming await. Those are meant to be bad things. After the american revolution or the kerfuffle of ungrateful colonials as the british call at surreal thing. You don't have to google it. Just trust me. English customs fell out of favor and since celebrating. Christmas had come over from england. It began to peter out to. It wasn't even declared a federal holiday until after the civil war in eighteen seventy. It was around that time that americans. Reinvented christmas and it changed from a raucous pagan carnival. Holiday into a family centered. Day of nostalgia nostalgia used to be considered a mental illness by the way. But that's a story for another day. So why the shift. The early nineteenth century was a period of class conflict high employment and of rioting by the lower classes that tended to come to a head around christmastime one such christmas riot in eighteen twenty eight moved the newark city council to institute. The city's first police force in response. This motivated certain members of the upper class to change the way. People viewed christmas literary figures like washington irving the man who helped co defy the until recently launched view of christopher columbus in eighteen nineteen. Urban wrote the sketch book of geoffrey crayon gent a series of stories about the celebration of christmas in an english manor house wherein the rich person invites pour into his home and the two classes of people get along swimmingly and celebrate with quote ancient customs. As nice as that is it's worth noting that the details of the books revelry don't parallel any celebration. We know of irving actually attending and seems to have been completely imagined. It's the season of giving and you
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Make a difficult choice this Thanksgiving. If we treat this year, just like we treat every other Thanksgiving. It's quite likely that it will trigger a significant spread significant spread of what Potatoes, stuffing, terry potatoes, creamed onions. Oh, delicious, And that's a nice I love it. I love a good significant spread on Thanksgiving. That's what Thanksgiving's all about right since the earliest days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It's been about a significant spread. Keep going. What? I'm just looking over here. Let's see observed cursing back to stay at home advisory to stay at home between 10 P.m. and 5 A.m., where a mask whenever you're out in public. When you're not around members of your household and avoid social gatherings with people you don't live with. Can't stress this one enough? It's a really significant issue with respect to the spread of covert. Not just here in the common off the mass but around the country, and at this point, folks should be going to school or the works and going home. So again. Remember what Doug Baker just said for the restaurant owner in Boston, their arm or covert, quote unquote clusters in the schools than then the restaurants, but he's saying go to school. But don't go to restaurants. Don't don't Don't hang out. It used to be if you could just have gatherings of 10 people or more, but the deaths continue to go down, right? The deaths go down. There is no uptick in deaths. Check out the chart tomorrow when it comes out. And yet now it's It's not just about gatherings of 10 people. You can't have any gatherings except for people in your own household. So if you if you Gramps and Nan are living together, they have to stay in their house or their condo or their apartment. They can't go visit there. There were Children in the grandkids. Why Why, Charlie? Why Charlie Parker play another one. This is the last one. I'll play. It's pretty creepy. So how they might ultimately become.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on The Political History of the United States
"Look remainder. The band's go directly to the administration of the government and the economy following the laws of england only made sense. It had been willis devilish by that point that local laws were necessary however those local laws should not exceed the laws of england itself. If was nfl to then existing english law then that law was invalid specifically the english. Bring up the navigation. Acts here winch fall into both categories. The crown both expected and demanded that the colonists follow royal laws which the acts were and at the same time wanted to gain the economic advantage from those acts absolutely nobody outside of england like the navigation acts and the crown could risk there being no consequences for ignoring the ax. Less the other colonies realized that ignoring them is even an option. The demands of the king on the massachusetts colonists was this. Obey the patent granted you and simply get with the program to these demands. Strokeless shrug their shoulders. I maintain that they lacked the authority to make such concessions after all. That's probably something that they should present back at the general court who would then need to be the ones to agree to such changes. The king for his part also decided that in order to better enforce the navigation acts and likely to keep a better eye on the colony in general that he would appoint a customs officer to massachusetts despite the apparent lack of acceptance by the massachusetts representatives. The thinking was likely that these were not mere suggestions but rather declared of statements of what needed to happen as they were delivered directly to those chosen to represent the colony. The message should have been received loud and clear back in massachusetts stopping short of appointee. Royal governor reduce the chances of hostilities flaring. Up when there was already so much going on down in virginia besides the plan was still in place that john berry could pay a visit to the colony following operations virginia just to ensure that everybody was onboard with the new plan unsurprisingly. Back in new england the reception to these new reforms was met with a complete lack of enthusiasm with obviously high stakes. One would think that the colony would take it seriously after all the obviously understood that they were staring at the prospect of a royal governor however the new regulations were largely ignored by the bay colony leadership as something of a half measure. The colonist did agree that they would begin to better enforce the much hated navigation acts likely hoping that as long as they kept sending their money back to england on time the crown witting nor the other problems however in show of independence from the crown instead of simply accepting the custom duties like everybody else the general court of massachusetts legislated for the axe and into law. This essentially is a situation of. You're not making me though. The navigation acts. I'm doing it because i want to. By the time that sixteen seventy eight rolled around it become clear to everyone that the massachusetts bay colony had zero interest in playing ball having all but ignored direct orders from the crowd and with john kerry's trip now. Nothing more than a mischance a growing segment inside the connie began calling for the installation of a royal governor. The growing interest in colonial intervention opened a were the attorney general in london began examining galaxy of the bay company. Charter for now. You can store away the knowledge that the attorney general was looking at the charter. However this is going to be something. We will talk much much more in depth about in our next episode. Still inland did started in bulk..
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Talking to Chris done them about a lot of stuff business faith subjectivity objectivity we were just talking about this concept of hope you said that Reagan delivered his famous speech of course quoting John Winthrop the governor of the the Massachusetts Bay Colony who was himself courting Jesus the shining city on a hill and this hopeful idea of America and you say you fell in love with that idea as a as a newcomer to mereka but then he discovered that a lot of people in that league cultural circles were looking down on that idea what do you mean by that well earlier you talked about victimization yeah and I've often believe that there are some two people who are really victimized but on the day of productivity we all should not participate in the process because when you participate in the process of activation to longer giving others an ability to define what you are so I decided I was not going to do that and part of his with the genesis of Reagan's hope message years later when I read John Maxwell he said if there's hope in the future this power in the present and Adler said hope is the foundational quality of all change I want to just follow that thread because when president Obama came on the scene he use the word hope in a very positive way that galvanized him to the front and eventually made him president but very quickly people turned on the two words hoping change which were very interesting and so I came to the conclusion that hope without gratitude is hopelessness and change without strategy is clueless and if you want to have both and Reagan's hope was built on gratitude that there was some something fundamentally about being someone who could pull yourself up by the bootstraps that there was opportunity and going to bed at night believing that tomorrow did have possibility allowed you to dream better dreams so positive thinking you know for me was not was something that was not a concept it was something I had to embrace just make a living and survive and and so that's that's the thread I follow even when I talk to people I tried to convince them that if you want to have hope it has to be built on the premise of gratitude you have to be grateful for the nation for what it stands for it's not a question of if you don't like it leave and then everybody have you ever noticed everybody who doesn't like this country said I want to leave and none of them go to Mexico all of them want to go to Canada and none of them to do and the tragedies none of them believe you know what it is you look there's no doubt about it when you said if you want to hope yet of gratitude gratitude is like a number of things we talked about a second ago it's become a dirty word first of all you and I would say gratitude to god we would also say gratitude to those who have gone before us have made these great sacrifices and that's why we say America is great because people have suffered and bled and died to give us a land of genuine freedom but the many people trying to portray America it not as a land of freedom a land of oppression and that we go around the world and we don't share freedom we we we'll press and and I would say that's simply untrue but even if there is some truth to it and there's some truth everything it's the larger narrative is a lie and we don't really if we either said if you don't have gratitude you can have a whole when I was thinking about this in my book if you can keep it I realize that if you don't love America the door if you don't love your country no matter where you're from there's something sick you you you should take pride in who you are and where you come from and you should be familiar with the good things about whether it's your tribe your family your your state whatever job they're something fundamental about that kind of an attitude and if you have this grumpy victim attitude it is it's toxic it will lead you away from success away from hope but it's being sold so Chris why why is this being sold wise is being pushed in our culture this victimology the idea that we're victims the idea that somebody is to blame for where I am and it almost seems like people become in love with this idea they don't it's almost like they don't want hope yeah and if you if you go back through the annals of history a man you know George Orwell predicted this when he said the on off of freedom will freedom will be slavery and ignorance will be strand of we are living in some very precarious times because people are afraid of educating the masses truly so you have to have a level of people dependent on hopelessness for bad ideas to survive it almost is as if that this man I call them poverty pimps of for lack of a better classification because I grew up in India where there is a large percent I mean some of them India's exports are the most brilliant people who have changed the way the world looks at technology the other heads of some of the biggest organizations this is all India's exports but you go to India there's a large percentage of people that are kept out of the education just because you can perfect you can continually perpetuate that victimhood so I look at America in the last thirty five years of the Indian lobby has just now surpass the Jewish lobby is one of the most affluent in this country as I mean and people always say you know why is that I said because the Indians who moved to the west do not participate in victimhood so what do you mean I said you know the late night mocking of accidents the Indian action is the only one that can still be mocked on late night TV but the Indians don't care we're not on late night TV complaining that someone needs to correct us so and people's you know that by the way that's very interesting you're right I have never seen I have never seen an Indian spokesperson coming from that victim attitude I never thought of that but that's really it's kind of someone's laughing all the way to the bank and they're doing it with an accent yeah yeah I mean you know you can say that the the old motels and that's a joke but did you know that they own roughly a hundred billion dollars worth now certainly that would get your attention yeah I was gonna say that is that okay we have got another break we'll be right back talking to Krish done don't go away.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Was founded decades before as a separate colony from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the two regions grew differently as well Massachusetts expanded faster allowing cities to form which attracted better off families and people who are less adventurous early settlements in Maine however tended to stick to the rocky coast they weren't left city like functioning more as outposts to gather materials needed in the more urban communities around Boston Mary Beth Norton professor of American history at Cornell University main in the sixteen seventies and sixty nineties was really where the action was as far as profit to be made in New England and Boston people had bought land they had set up sawmills Boston had a very vigorous shipbuilding industry that the sawmills in Maine we're providing the timber for leaves very well developed pines were perfect for ships masts these early Maine communities places like found up in Casco Bay and wells York and Sacco all served as borderland between the safer realm of Massachusetts and the evil of the frontier up north more than anywhere else the settlers could think of was darkness and danger round sixteen fifty two a group of settlers in Maine decided to petition parliament back in England or the ability to rule themselves but when word of their plans got now the government in Massachusetts became worried they were getting rich off of those main frontiers men and they didn't want to lose that so they examine their own charter and somehow found a loophole that gave them authority over me yes I know don't go assuming that the government of Massachusetts rushed in to grab control of main because they love the place no they love the resources that flowed out of it and the wealth that pumped into their economy the main itself was something straight out of their puritan nightmares to the Puritans in Boston and Salem Maine was a godless land the settlers there rejected English communal order and we're less interested in building the puritan city on a hill that was so important to the folks in Salem Abigail Hobbs new step mother was a great.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Be justice the governor himself Simon Bradstreet didn't make the trip north the man was eighty eight years old and the travel just wasn't something he was up for which was a shame branch street had been involved in the Massachusetts Bay Colony since it was nothing more than an idea on paper and had been on that first expedition that founded the city of Boston he was a powerful figure and his absence would be felt in his place the deputy governor Thomas Danforth was sent along with for assistance they were important guests so the examinations were moved to a more important location Salem town rather than sit up front in service judges the five men simply took seats in the crowd and observe Thorne and the others must have felt awkward about that they began by speaking with some of the victims including John Indian and Mary Walcott the sixteen year old daughter of a local militia captain she'd been living with a partner who were her cousins and I put her in the middle of the household under fire by the evil forces that were at work Elizabeth Hubbard and Abigail Williams two of the original accusers also added their own stories tales of that red devils book of invisible attackers and a painful torture some of the accusers actually fell to the floor and it's a pain while others found they couldn't speak at all it became so tense in the room that sterically actually fainted John Indian claim that Elizabeth proctor had come to him and asked him to sign the doubles book John proctor sitting in the crowd stood up and shouted that if he got his hands on John Indian he would be the devil out of this land John as we've seen so far had an anger management problem and it was beginning to get noticed when Elizabeth proctor finally had a chance to speak for herself she didn't face the judges or even the visitors from Boston instead she faced the small group of accusers and warned them that line before god was much worse than line before the court judgments awaited them she said and they should correct their behavior instead many of the accuser's began to shout out the John proctor was attacking them almost immediately John was grabbed from his seat in the crowd and dragged forward to stand before the judges when they asked him what he had to say for himself Procter shook his head I know not he replied I an innocent as a test they asked him to recite the lord's prayer believing that no which would ever be able to say it perfectly from memory John was recorded as saying how low would be that name rather than hallowed something that could have been a slip of the tongue or a product of a noisy room but it was enough to draw suspicion from the magistrates Warner dissolved in the room Abigail Williams claimed to see John proctor attacking a woman named cerra Biber and in response Biber fell to the floor and began to convulsed any Putnam backed away from an invisible Elizabeth proctor who she said was trying to hit her and then fought back by swinging her fist at the empty air halfway through the punch her arms stopped as if someone or something had repelled the blow Salem town minister John Higgins and shouted for silence and then uttered a loud and ominous prayer over the room full of people when he was done a team of constable swept in and let each of the accused out of the room and off to jail and just like that Agnes was over Mary Warren that willful servant girl who suffered under the abusive reign of the proctors left Salem town and headed straight back to the proctor form once there she gathered all of the children together to share the news news that would have been horrible for them to hear but I have to imagine she took a lot of joy in sharing it with them your parents will not be returning home tonight she told them and I don't know when they will that's it for this week's episode.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Turn things around in sixteen sixty John died leaving everything to his brother catch up his entire family and look them from London to the plantation and that included seven year old Samuel that's the world Samuel Paris grew up in but it was also a very puritan lifestyle leaning hard toward the conservative side of the Christian spectrum Samuels older brother was a puritan minister back in England and he had an uncle John oxen bridge who served as a minister Boston's puritan first church so when it came time for Samuel to consider his education and training to be a minister there was only one place to send him Harvard a Harvard is a bastion of progressive thinking but it began life as a conservative alternative to more liberal schools like Oxford or Cambridge sure Thomas could have sent the email back to England for training as a minister at Harvard was the safer choice so in sixteen seventy Samuel left home and headed to the Massachusetts Bay Colony where he joined the ranks of students at Harvard just outside of Boston real life doesn't always play along with our carefully laid plans three years after arriving in Boston with his degree in sight at the end of the tunnel Daniel's father died and he was forced to return to Barbados to take over the family business two years later the bottom fell out of the sugar market destroying most of his fortune months later the hurricane devastated the island and after that racial tensions began to boil over this was a time when nine out of every ten people on the island were black.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Welcome back everybody Nick Julia here in seven twenty WGN while card Wednesday year any artist any song anything who requested that that is coming to us from Nick's dad home my dad little in your eyes live yeah you want a very specific yeah he got very very specific on that okay all right well there you go wraps up another wild card wins they will do it again next week okay see one here about some bizarre Christmas laws that you never knew actually existed but they do they did how about this the war on Christmas is actually a thing Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ which one might think would make it a hands down joyous occasion nope Christmas actually been a core a source of controversy night state since the earliest colonial days in fact in sixteen fifty nine the puritan government government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony went so far as to outlaw Christmas in order to discourage disorderly behavior that might be offensive to god anyone who failed to show up to work for work or participate in feasting would be fined five shillings the Christmas band last until sixteen eighty one in Massachusetts didn't make Christmas an official holiday until eighteen fifty six find out the best Christmas town in every state you can all right about that Massachusetts didn't it didn't recognize it until unofficial holding to eighteen fifty six that's wild wow how about this the English were the first to ban.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"You can't talk about how the system was breaking down without talking about the system. It's a lot less sexy than descriptions of witchcraft or even general criminal activity, but you can't build a fancy house without a foundation. So here we go. The Massachusetts bay colony had been set up in the new world by a Royal. Charter by England's King James, the first charter was powerful piece of paper because it established significant institutions like universities organizations, and of course, communities they typically served double duty to setting up the colony in an official capacity while also providing the laws and rules governing. It the Royal charter for the Massachusetts bay colony was issued in sixteen twenty eight that's almost sixty five years before the events in Salem, that means three generations of people. Learn to understand follow and enforce the laws of this new land. And the charter informed all of that. Even though some Sherie laws. I mentioned earlier the ones that dictated what clothing people were allowed to wear came from that charter. Six years after the charter was established a man in William Hawthorne arrived in the new world. I settling in the area known as Dorchester, which is now part of Boston south side a year later, he was elected town deputy, but sometime after that he moved his family north to Salem by sixteen forty four he had ascended to the colonial equivalent of the Massachusetts speaker of the house was the military leader of Salem.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on Unobscured
"So soon is seeing a lot of dissent were the trials and especially right. Why is he so sick? Stoughton is a real hard line guy. I mean, that's all we know. We don't know a lot about Stoughton like many other people who are involved in the trials his papers have not survived and or is personal papers have not survived. What we basically have from Stoughton is some sermons and recently, by the way, some new and servants of his have been discovered. But basically, we just don't know much about him. He was a bachelor. He never married he was back and forth to England. He was ordained minister as well as a judge. And he was a man of considerable standing in Massachusetts bay colony. But he we just don't know a lot about him. He he did not if he kept personal records they have not survived. So we just don't know he's he's a mysterious figure because he is so hard line. He is so hard wine. I mean, I know what happened to the papers of the judge. Wait Winthrop rhyme convinced I do because white Winthrop's papers were purged. I mean, I don't think wait Winthrop, perch them. But I think a descendant of his purge them before he gave them to the Massachusetts historical society. We have extensive correspondence from wait Winthrop. Who was a judge was a militia officer was a member of the council. We have extensive evidence of letters from him to his brother. Fitz. John Winthrop in the late sixteen eighty s in sixteen ninety one. There are no surviving letters for sixteen ninety two. There are no.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on Talk Nerdy
"Have been this kind of credit list. You get these these big snow. Oh, follow vents in winter than gradually that that snow just melts over the course of the spring and summer and basically keeps streams hydrated deep into the fall until the cycle starts over again right when that when that precipitation falls as rain rather than snow often because it's gonna change just runs off landscape immediately and you lose that really valuable sort of time release of this of this melting snowpack. Right? So they're less people network thinking, well, you know, we're losing this fantastic snowpack. Water storage. Had we keep that water on the landscape away to set in their these nifty little rodents that Bill that Bill Dan's in in create these ponds that often store millions of gallons of water, you know? So that's that's kind of one of the one of the big reasons that this book exists. And one of the reasons the kind of the beaver restoration movement is sort of offended right now, I think because there are lots of people thinking about that relation. Ship between climate change, snowpack loss and beavers as as at strategy, which is pretty pretty cool. You know, this lobby don't know about that yet. How much how much what are you really storing their funds? Something that hasn't been super well quantified. To what extent can they really mitigate? You know, the the massive loss of snowpack writing beaters, not on a single handedly. Save us from climate change clearly, but in some places they could be they could be pretty valuable l. absolutely. But of course, climate change isn't the only way that we're completely transforming the ecosystem. We are encroaching on habitat all the time where utilizing habitat for forestry purposes and things like that. And I'm even reading here. You wrote about the fact that although the numbers of beavers today are relatively healthy when North America's first settled, we trap them for their further and just decimated their numbers didn't way completely. So that was that was really, you know, in in in sort of the early colonies when Europeans first arrived in North America beaver. Offers were their most valuable resource alarm with alumna timber, and Todd beavers really made colonization of the new world possible when the Massachusetts bay colony showed up, they owed a lot of money to their creditors back in Europe. And the only way they could repay those debts was by shipping furs back across the country. You know, the beaver, they kind of drive her Bieber. Pelts was in part, had the Louisiana purchase Thomas Jefferson wanting to secure new traffic. Brown's beavers even had a hand in the the revolutionary war. You know, one of the things that pissed off the cowardice was the British restricting access to trapping rounds west of the Appalachians. This is this hugely important economic industry that really drove a lot of the can of the pre-civil war course of American history. And of course it was the first trick is also disaster native Americans. No news, really. It was traders who introduced smallpox. A lot of the lemon under diseases that that nearly wiped out many tribes. So you know, the story of story of beaver trapping is sort of this incredibly integral story too early early in history. It's fascinating, and of course have they fully bounced back since then? Yeah, and you know the answer the answer is no way, right? I mean, it's it's it's certainly depends on your on what you're what you're framework is what your what your time period is. Right? I mean, you know, so what? So in when Europeans for shut up, there is many as four hundred million beavers in in North America which is just crazy to think about, you know about the amazing impacts would have had how much what are they stored? How wet and lush the landscape would have been made three centuries later, nobody by nineteen hundred. The population was one hundred thousand most of them in in Canada. Divers have been basically wiped out of nearly all you England and..
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Just in politics and of course a wealthy landowner on the stone gristmill but he was also one of the three judges who actually judged those accused of witchcraft in salem massachusetts in sixteen ninety two so you had to realize he was someone who was held in very high regard within massachusetts bay colony and he himself never recanted for the fact of you know accusing and then judging these women and the one man giles corey who was not hang but actually pressed to death with stones on the he realized that he was somebody who actually help people's lives in the palm of his hand imagine that back imagine your judge in your cases where are you going today daddy well i have a case and need to go see which is need to be put to death well that was something that was part of a culture that believed in which craft and it was also something that was prevalent in some ways but many times you had to realize that he and the samuel soul and of course you know hawthorne who would the three judges themselves were really in some ways held in extremely high regard but stoughton himself was the only one of the three judges who never recanted this isn't jermaine to the discussion of dorchester but do you happen to know what the witches did made people say they were which as you probably know.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Know i would figure when i heard about your book i figure well you know maybe fdr truman for sure would know something about you can't imagine it'd be much earlier than that but in fact not only does it go back to the beginning of the republic but before the republic before we were a country you're talking about john winter up and in the massachusetts bay colony yeah one of the weirdest stories these these these fishermen have a lighter a small boat carrying freight on the charlestown river actually the charles river north of boston and separates boston and cambridge and they're on the charles river and it's nighttime and they see what they call a flying pig before the days of of microsoft and windows they see flying pig and so they want to get a closer inspection this is in the sixty nine this is i actually before the sixteen ninety s and so they are rowing near lighter towards this object in the sky and it begins to change shape from front flying pig it becomes more than the lips the next thing they knows they approached the object is that suddenly they're backward they began upstream at the at the head of the river when they started they have no memory of how they got there no memory of having road back and it seemed as though it was instant and yet they couldn't account for the elapsed time and what winthrop says in his history of.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"The massachusetts bay colony he describes these men as sober men so in other words they were not hitting the rumble while they were rowing sober and yet this is what they saw a few years later this a merchant captain captain paddock a merchant captain his ship was sunk by an object that came out of the water and collided with his ship and people said oh that was an omen the days of evil or coming but these two things happening in the massachusetts bay colony area were examples of ufo sightings in u s o sightings even before the united states became a country in the book i mean in that era there was a lot of superstition the witch trials things of that sort so people weren't exactly looking at the world in a scientific bent exactly and in fact the the interesting thing was that even during the salem witch trials in the sixty ninety s there were tell you what bill i'm sorry i i screwed up there and started to question when the music is telling us to go to a break we'll be right back bill burns is my guest ufo's and the white house is the book much more to come here on coast to coast am sign up now for coast zone are free email newsletter get it today at coast to coast am dot com.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Yes massachusetts bay colony was prosperous almost from the beginning and part of the reason it was so prosperous was because so many new arrivals kept coming to the colony and then those who are already there could help to make money by selling them the supplies and sometimes even a land that they needed but the whole basis for the colony was work work was glorified work was doing the lord's work and in fact even the governor himself john winthrop's was so often governor there were few breaks thomas deadly took over the governorship for a wild but winthrop himself would work with his hands to set an example for his people the important point here though was that nobody even entertain the idea that there should be a separation of church and state i mean after all if the purpose of all this work is to create god's kingdom on earth and a christian commonwealth what's the idea of a separation between church and state the pastor's of the individual churches tend to be the most learned men of course you wanted them to influence the magistrates and the government some of this spirit was captured in june thirty serbs when the church in boston under its leader john cotton one of the most influential clergyman the colony renewed its covenant in the following terms we do also give up amdahl's one unto another in the lord and according to the will of god freely covenant ing and binding ourselves to walk together as a right ordered congregation and church of christ in all ways of his worship according to the holy rules the word of god promising in brotherly love face fully to watch over one another's sold part of watching over one another seoul's involved some common sense rules for instance single people were forbidden from night walking that was the term it meant that if you were single you could not walk down inviting country lanes with a member of the opposite sex single people generally were not looked upon very well and colonial massachusetts in fact the idea was that there was an obligation if single people were unable to start their own house oils there was a law that required that any single person couldn't afford a sport hogg down i had.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Massachusetts bay colony was so much more important as a seat of learning as a seat of power as a seat of commerce that by sixteen ninety one it's simply swallowed up the old plymouth colony they looked on these struggling settlers at plymouth almost with a sense of pity they were after all similar in their religious approach but different on certain key areas they referred to the people in plymouth as the first comers they gave them that honor but not as people to be taken terribly seriously the puritans however were serious people why don't we give them their due why do we forget about them with thanksgiving story well obviously a great deal of it has to do with the negative historical pr i wanna tell you today that that is totally undeserved very much like the pilgrims before them these were absolutely remarkable people and what they were giving up to come to the new world was far more than what the pilgrims gave up remember the pilgrims journeyed from england to amsterdam to the town of leyden in holland they were stormtossed they were 'exiles already going to the new world was just the latest stage on their pilgrim mitch but these puritans they were important people with a big stake in england so why do they leave they left because of political crisis the kind of political crisis that eventually led to the english civil war and a bloody war it was a war between king and parliament between cavalier and round head between.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"That was in the early 1600 from massachusetts bay colony and he did that one on the boat that was that was done on the boat that was done for the the the company right that founded massachusetts and that gave massachusetts a lot of autonomy but in the early sixteen 90s the king with the new king king walking william and mary so the king and the queen and they're gone government we're trying to put a get more control over the colony's and so they issued a new charter gratitude it in the new charter meant that the governor with no longer elected in massachusetts but appointed in london so london had more power at that point and then adams wrote in an institution adams wrote the constitution were using now in the late 1770s with adopt in seventy eighty alka and where he still using that constituted and we went back to electing the governor and the us constitution is largely based on that one with one sleep one of the major model right all right the get that in our taken care of so can so dr in late seventeen 74 basically everybody was preparing for war so that you know the earlier bureaucratic infighting leaks things like that now they were serious now the the spies that general gauge the royal governor of sending out of boston they were looking for cannon in the countryside now there is a committee of mechanics or people worked with their hands hannah craftsman in method in beside boston led by fellow you might have known named paul revere they were watching the british troops to make sure that trying to figure out when the british troops might attack the populace so at this point.
"massachusetts bay colony" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"Called and immigration surplus there more likely to move for jobs then made of you know quote unquote native worker which helps relieve bottle next to expansion there over all tend to lead did it print an increase in high skilled immigration which is what the tech industry has been argued for her is line to innovation higher patton ten rates i mean it sort of goes on an on in terms of the economic the benefits that are undeniable but the fact is that this country pretty much since its inception has had a very complicated emotional reaction to immigration that is just sort of pain conch back and forth but the since the sixteen hundreds we were kicking people out of this country in the sixteen hundreds for not quote unquote fitting in that's according to a book called not fit for our society immigration a native is i'm in america by peter strike will look it up and our booklet no looking out the goal ended up it's fascinating literally be you're sixteen thirty seven is the first time that they have a record of someone being expand old from the massachusetts bay colony because she was not sufficiently respectful of minister realist ab which meant and messages that the time how awesome is it that i learn something on my own pa guest kobe beef that i love that is amazing so the idea of quote was you know doesn't come into place until the nineteen twenties i mean so much about this which is the goal right learned a bunch pass it on but even though we talk about ourselves is a nation immigrants there's no question that this country in particular has a really complicated relationship with deciding who were okay totally does last thing on this bush in a report and then i guess would probably autumn about it's also true that at least in the initial stages immigrant labor lowers the wages of workers here but it lowers wages of previous immigrants more than a does of native try to the previous immigrants are the ones who suffered also she point out becomes routes paper does that most of the games which as a true was i'm whether you're talking about immigration.