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    huge Carolina grant

    Hello:

    “The wild northern expanse of the huge Carolina grant bordered on Virginia. From the older colony there drifted down a ragtag group of poverty-stricken outcasts and religious dissenters. Many of them had been repelled by the rarefied atmosphere of Virginia, dominated as it was by big-plantation gentry belonging to the Church of England.”

    From “The American Pageant” by Thomas A. Bailey

    Is “grant” a noun here? What does it mean?
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    Re: huge Carolina grant

    Yes – it was a large sum of money – $23million.

    Does the book not go on to explain it?

    Read more here.

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    Re: huge Carolina grant

    "Grant" refers to land, not money, in this context. This one was a very large area adjacent to Virginia.
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    Re: huge Carolina grant

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes – it was a large sum of money – $23million.

    Does the book not go on to explain it?

    Read more here.
    The link leads to a discussion of a modern cash grant. The historical context of the quote tells us it refers to a land grant given during the early period of American colonization.
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