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