Mayday’s Demise and the Rise of our Gloomy Empire

May 1st 1628 was the second time that Thomas Morton had erected a Maypole at his colony in Merrymount; but it was to be the decisive event in getting him arrested and exiled by his fellow Englishmen. Morton—the forgotten Cavalier poet who was one of New England’s founders—envisioned an alternative A

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