In 2015, Michael R. Derderian graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in History and minor in Anthropology. In 2017, he earned a MA in Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. Michael is employed at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. As for fieldwork, Michael has worked as an archeologist technician and researcher, conducting battlefield archeology surveys on various Colonial and early Republic wars, including: the Battle of Nipsachuck, the Raid on Essex, the siege of Saybrook’s Fort, and the English retreat and counter-attack on Mystic Fort. Michael is currently working in western Massachusetts on the Battle of Turner Falls battlefield.
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 … Read More
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.