One and three-quarters centuries make a long time. Few U. S. communities are so old. In one tenth that time, many a U. S. community has changed entirely—the German and Swedish farmers of a Wisconsin county into jitney-riding city stenographers and factory hands; the Italian truck-gardeners of an Ohio township into the proprietors of a bootlegging "Little Italy." Americanization crusades and Progress have made racial slag, temporarily, of much that was pure foreign metal in the North. In the South and Far West, what remains of the Spanish scarcely suffices to fill...

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