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Rhode Island’s Greatest Steamship Disasters
14 hours ago

Rhode Island’s Greatest Steamship Disasters

It should come as no surprise, considering its rich maritime history spanning almost 400 years, that Rhode Island has had numerous marine disasters. As you might suspect, both sailing …
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The Narragansett Planters: Commercial Agriculture in Colonial South County
7 days ago

The Narragansett Planters: Commercial Agriculture in Colonial South County

The legend of Hannah Robinson is a part of South County folklore that intersects with the history of the Narragansett Planters. Beautiful Hannah fell in love with her charming French …
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Ethnic Politics in Rhode Island: The Case of the Franco Americans
2 weeks ago

Ethnic Politics in Rhode Island: The Case of the Franco Americans

Rhode Island political history has been characterized by passion and turbulence. One reason for this volatility is the importance of ethnic and religious factors as determinants of voting behavior.

Until …
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