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The Naval Training Station at Newport: A Place in U.S. Naval History
1 year ago

The Naval Training Station at Newport: A Place in U.S. Naval History

Many think that the acquisition of Coasters Harbor Island in Newport by the United States Navy, for use as a naval training station, was a simple, linear process that arose …
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Rhode Island Advertising Currency
1 year ago

Rhode Island Advertising Currency

The use of facsimile currency for advertising purposes was not unusual during the nineteenth century, and such ephemeral items are known to exist from all areas of the country. One …
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The South Kingstown Town Council Refuses to Free Patience, a Slave
1 year ago

The South Kingstown Town Council Refuses to Free Patience, a Slave

With the ideology of equality and natural rights permeating American culture after the Revolutionary War, the system of slavery that had been quietly introduced in the American colonies in colonial …
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Abraham Lincoln Visits Rhode Island
1 year ago

Abraham Lincoln Visits Rhode Island

By  •  Biography

Abraham Lincoln came to Rhode Island at least three separate times but never as President of the United States. In September 1848, Lincoln stopped in the capital city of Providence …
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