Statistics for occurrence #1 of “State of Massachusetts” in chapter 1.1 of Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2:

... not joined. Opposition to the State followed naturally on opposition to the Church. To his honour, Thoreau took a stand against slavery when it was anything but popular to do so, even in the State of Massachusetts . In all his words on this theme there is a fire not to be found elsewhere. What roused him was the spectacle of fugitive slaves escaping to the free North, and, through the action of Northern cou...
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