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Separate and Sometimes Equal: African Burials in Colonial Newport
1 week ago

Separate and Sometimes Equal: African Burials in Colonial Newport

In colonial times, death was a common occurrence reaching into all families, regardless of wealth, social station and race. In seaport towns such as Newport, Rhode Island, influenza, scarlet …
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A Providence Love Story
2 weeks ago

A Providence Love Story

Once upon a time an Italian count fell in love with a daughter of one of Rhode Island’s most elite families.  The blissful marriage ended sixteen years later with Caroline …
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Maritime Skirmishes in Narragansett Bay, 1763-1769
3 weeks ago

Maritime Skirmishes in Narragansett Bay, 1763-1769

As a British colony located on the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island’s wealth grew by utilizing the ocean’s vast resources. Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay is roughly two hundred and fifty square …
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