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  •  Colin Woodard cites a study in "American Nations" (0+ / 0-)

    that points out that if the US closed its borders in 1776, that we'd have about half our current population, nation-wide. Don't have the book handy so I can't dig out his reference.

    The point being, immigration was important to the development of American cultures, but rarely determinative except at the local level.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 10:30:06 AM PST

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