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genesis and growth of the “Old World Idea” in regard to Church and State, which obtained in full force in every European government at the time of American colonization, with which the American liberty stands in so sharp a contrast, and from the bonds of which the story will show the colonies gradually setting themselves free.
As to works cited, it is proper to specially note that the citations from Bancroft's “ History of the United States” refer to the 23d (8 vol.) edition, Boston, 1864; also, that in the sketch of the “Old World Idea," in view of its special place in this treatise, the author has felt at liberty to depend largely upon the very acute and comprehensive monograph, “ Church and State,” by A. Innes of Edinburgh, whose page is cited in every instance of direct quotation.
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Church and State in Europe — A problem of western Christendom - A
Christian problem — The Hebrew theocracy — Pagan conditions -
Charlemagne — Subjection of the Church to the empire — Hilde-
Charter — Anglican Church established — Toleration Religious con-
trol — Dissenters – "Fundamental Constitutions” - Atheists ex-
From Scrooby to Holland - Attempts to emigrate to America – Lord
Bacon - Plymouth Company - Emigration as a church — Mayflower
First settlers on the Bay - Coming of Endicott - Salem - Charter to
“Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay - Religious atti-