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The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Stake in the Land, by Peter Alexander Speek This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: A Stake in the Land Author: Peter Alexander Speek Release Date: November 23, 2009 [EBook #30529] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A STAKE IN THE LAND *** Produced by Tom Roch, Larry B. Harrison and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images produced by Core Historical Literature in Agriculture (CHLA), Cornell University) A STAKE IN THE LAND [Illustration] [Illustration: LONG, HARD MONTHS OF WORK SEPARATE THE ROUGH SHANTY FROM WHITE CLAPBOARDS AND AN AUTOMOBILE] AMERICANIZATION STUDIES ALLEN T. BURNS, DIRECTOR A STAKE IN THE LAND BY PETER A. SPEEK IN CHARGE, SLAVIC SECTION LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON 1921 A STAKE IN THE LAND Copyright, 1921, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America PUBLISHER'S NOTE The material in this volume was gathered by the Division of Rural Developments of Studies in Methods of Americanization. Americanization in this study has been considered as the union of native and foreign born in all the most fundamental relationships and activities of our national life. For Americanization is the uniting of new with native-born Americans in fuller common understanding and appreciation to secure by means of self-government the highest welfare of all. Such Americanization should perpetuate no unchangeable political, domestic, and economic regime delivered once for all to the fathers, but a growing and broadening national life, inclusive of the best wherever found. With all our rich heritages, Americanism will develop best through a mutual giving and taking of contributions from both newer and older Americans in the interest of the commonweal. This study has followed such an understanding of Americanization. FOREWORD This volume is the result of studies in methods of Americanization prepared through funds furnished by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It arose out o
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