Nantucket, a Wampanoag word meaning "far-away island," was first settled by Europeans in 1659. The earliest settlers, known as the "Proprietors," envisioned a community of farmers and shepherds, but the island found its fortune as a preeminent whaling port in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During its time under Quaker influence, Nantucket was a cosmopolitan and dynamic place; radical new ideas, like abolitionism and women's rights, found fertile ground in the Quakers' firm belief in equality. As the entrance ...

Nantucket 2012, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

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Nantucket 2012, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

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