This article, written by Ted Widmer, appears on The Boston Globe.
A little-known law that radically changed America
ONE OF THE OLDEST impulses in American history is the desire to start anew — to find a better place to work, to live, to raise a family. It is the basic premise of nearly all that has happened here since the Mayflower dropped anchor at Provincetown, before deciding that Plymouth was slightly better and moving one more time.
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