Some of the region's Yankee stereotype lives on


“"Samuel Adams’s name sells beer, ‘Minute Man’ remains vital as a popular appellation, and ‘John Hancock’ is still a major insurance company. But these are part of myth, part of New England’s past, and as such are nostalgic symbols….

“A dominant culture no longer presides, but only an overarching myth of what New England is, still based on the Yankee stereotype.’’

— From The Encyclopedia of New England, edited by Burt Feintuch and David H. Watters