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Identifying the French Landing Site in Newport
10 months ago

Identifying the French Landing Site in Newport

Most of the diaries (see bibliography) that record the arrival and landing of the French troops at Newport, Rhode Island, describe the mechanics of the landing. None of them indicate …
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Albert Klyberg in Retrospect
10 months ago

Albert Klyberg in Retrospect

[From the Editor:  Albert T. (“Al”) Klyberg, former executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the age of 76. A …
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Rhode Island’s Electoral College Controversy in the Presidential Election of 1876
11 months ago

Rhode Island’s Electoral College Controversy in the Presidential Election of 1876

This essay was published as a Providence Journal commentary on December 6, 2012 in the aftermath of the Obama-McCain presidential contest. It was prompted by continuing speculation that population …
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