Rhode Island is a small state, smaller in size than some of our country’s counties and smaller in population than a host of cities. Yet it has a wonderful history all out of proportion to its small size. The Online Review of Rhode Island History (smallstatebighistory.com) has been formed to promote that history. We intend to offer a variety of articles intended for a popular audience, but with an eye for accuracy over legend. We hope to make the state’s history interesting and fun, and eventually create an impressive archive of articles for both readers and researchers. We want to publish articles on narrative history, but also want to cover newly-published books on Rhode Island history, as well as Rhode Island history sites, artifacts, architecture, and historic preservation.