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Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America Summary
Carl Neumann Degler

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Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America Summary

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Out of Our Past by Carl Degler is, as the sub-title suggests, the story of what shaped modern America. Appropriately, the work starts with America's very beginnings with the arrival of the Puritans who left England in the sixteenth century to seek religious tolerance. Their goal was to make a home in a place where they would not be persecuted for their religious beliefs. The colonies were formed by the Puritans whose high moral character was entrenched in the heart and soul of the new settlements. And at least elements of their values have remained part of America.

The first three hundred years of the new country was spent populating the vast region that stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Europeans were drawn to the new country not just for the ability to practice their faith in peace but because the new country's rich and fertile lands...

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