Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1.3, page 22 of Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I:
...historians, however, Captain Edward Johnson and Nathaniel Morton, stand between them and the historians who are of purely American birth and training.
Both were born in England, but they arrived in Massachusetts at such an early age that they were colony-trained to all intents and purposes.
Johnson was a man of strong natural traits, self-made, and representing the middle class in colonial society.
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