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A French Officer Seeks to Rebuild Aquidneck Island’s Revolutionary War Fortifications
1 year ago

A French Officer Seeks to Rebuild Aquidneck Island’s Revolutionary War Fortifications

Rhode Island’s fortifications were in a state of disrepair by the end of the Revolutionary War. The Rhode Island Assembly ordered, in October 1784, that the works on Goat Island …
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The End of School Segregation in Rhode Island
1 year ago

The End of School Segregation in Rhode Island

No doubt about it, in the decades leading up to the Civil War, a small, but dedicated group of African-American activists, including George Downing of Newport and Ichabod Northup, Ransom …
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Filibuster, Fisticuffs and a Bomb:  The Battle for the 1924 Rhode Island Senate
1 year ago

Filibuster, Fisticuffs and a Bomb: The Battle for the 1924 Rhode Island Senate

It was, the Providence News reported in its May 13, 1924, edition, “[t]he greatest political battle in the State of Rhode Island since the Dorr Rebellion.” Not surprisingly, …
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