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A Colonial Newport Tunnel Perfect for Smuggling?
2 years ago

A Colonial Newport Tunnel Perfect for Smuggling?

In 1881 and 1905, two respected Rhode Island history authors made the claim that in colonial times, Godfrey Malbone, a wealthy Newport merchant, had constructed a tunnel from the coastline …
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Smallstatebighistory Interviews Bob Ryan of Wakefield Books
2 years ago

Smallstatebighistory Interviews Bob Ryan of Wakefield Books

[Editor’s note: Rhode Island’s independent bookstores have been loyal supporters of authors of Rhode Island state and local history books and their readers. This week we are pleased to interview …
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Brotherly Love: Thomas and Allen Dorr at Phillips Exeter Academy
2 years ago

Brotherly Love: Thomas and Allen Dorr at Phillips Exeter Academy

In 1824, several months after he graduated from Harvard College, Thomas Wilson Dorr (1805-1854), the son of a prominent Providence, Rhode Island merchant, entered into a philosophical debate with his …
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