In the American Grain Setting & Symbolism

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Greenland

Greenland is settled by Eric the Red. When he returns to Iceland to try to drum up support for his new colony, he deliberately calls it by an appealing name in order to entice people there. In fact, Greenland is much less hospitable than Iceland – it is colder, wetter, and less forested.

Tenochtitlan

Tenochtitlan, the ancient capital of the Aztec Empire,was built on a lake in the middle of what is now Mexico City. At its heyday, Tenochtitlan is one of the largest cities in the world. The beautiful capital is also one of the most advanced in terms of engineering, water systems, trade and general standard of living.

The Mayflower

The Mayflower, a ship, carries the first Puritans to the New World in 1620.

Quebec

Quebec, founded by Champlain in 1608, is a province in east-central Canada.. With its history in the French territory of Acadia, Quebec...

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