Maureen D. Lee is the author of Sissieretta Jones: “The Greatest Singer of Her Race,” 1868-1933, published in 2012 by the University of South Carolina Press. Lee is a retired public relations professional and former teacher, newspaper journalist, and magazine editor. She was born in Rhode Island, the state Sissieretta Jones called home for fifty-seven years. Lee graduated from Cranston High School East and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rhode Island College. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband, John. Copies of her book are available on amazon.com and from the University of South Carolina Press.
The Online Review of Rhode Island History has been formed to promote the state's wonderful 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.