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La Langue, La Foi, et La Patrie: The Arrival of the Franco-Americans
2 months ago

La Langue, La Foi, et La Patrie: The Arrival of the Franco-Americans

The emigration of French Canadians to the United States, particularly New England, during the period from 1860 to 1924 caused a depletion of the Quebec countryside. By 1900 more than …
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Memories of a Boy Growing up at Watch Hill During World War II
2 months ago

Memories of a Boy Growing up at Watch Hill During World War II

By  •  Military

I was nine years old when the war started and fourteen when it ended, so these memories are through the eyes and ears of a youngster. It was also …
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Three Recent Historical Novels with Revolutionary (and Slave-Holding) Rhode Island as the Backdrop
3 months ago

Three Recent Historical Novels with Revolutionary (and Slave-Holding) Rhode Island as the Backdrop

This is the third article in a row providing book reviews of recent Rhode Island history books. Surprisingly, each of the three books here is a historical novel that …
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Some Recent Rhode Island History Books for the Holidays
3 months ago

Some Recent Rhode Island History Books for the Holidays

The last two years, 2017 and 2016, were good ones for the publication of Rhode Island history books. This week, I review some of them. Last week, Christian McBurney …
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