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“Citizen” James Varnum and His Fight for the Veterans of the Revolutionary War
11 months ago

“Citizen” James Varnum and His Fight for the Veterans of the Revolutionary War

In the glory of victory, within the early histories of the American republic, only a handful of heroes were chosen for public adulation and heroic mention. One of these heroes …
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Pearl Harbor Attack Panics Rhode Islanders
12 months ago

Pearl Harbor Attack Panics Rhode Islanders

[This article commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and will appear as Chapter 1 in an upcoming book by five smallstatebighistory authors titled World War II …
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Book Review:  Dark Work, The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island
12 months ago

Book Review: Dark Work, The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

Book Review: Dark Work, The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island by Christy Clark-Pujara (New York University Press, 2016)

Precious little was ever published in the nineteenth century on …
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