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Migration Nation

The United States has been shaped time and again by large migrations of its population. These are the stories of America in motion.
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Aug 19, 2016

It's time to settle the Midwest! But first, a return to Brian's favorite characters: the sleigh-riding Yankees of upstate New York! Brian & Lyman discuss Albany, NY and the culture clash that occurred when New Englanders arrived in the prominently Dutch town. Also, hear about how religious fervor and urban fire changed the local culture.

Bibliography:
Covart, Elizabeth M. "“Dam’d Paving” Yankees and Dutch New Yorkers: The Post-Revolution New England Migration and the Creation of American Identity in the Upper Hudson River Valley, 1783-1820." The Hudson River Valley Review 29 (2012): 2-25. 

Music Credits:
The Moaners - "Yankee On My Shoulder" under CC BY 4.0
Peerless Quartet - "On A Good Old Time Sleigh Ride" under CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 CA
Het Gloren - "In Holland Staat Een Huis" under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Doctor Turtle - "Let's Just Get Through Christmas" under CC BY 4.0

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