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Three Recent Historical Novels with Revolutionary (and Slave-Holding) Rhode Island as the Backdrop
1 month ago

Three Recent Historical Novels with Revolutionary (and Slave-Holding) Rhode Island as the Backdrop

This is the third article in a row providing book reviews of recent Rhode Island history books. Surprisingly, each of the three books here is a historical novel that …
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Some Recent Rhode Island History Books for the Holidays
2 months ago

Some Recent Rhode Island History Books for the Holidays

The last two years, 2017 and 2016, were good ones for the publication of Rhode Island history books. This week, I review some of them. Last week, Christian McBurney …
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Some Recent Rhode Island History Books for Your Reading Pleasure
2 months ago

Some Recent Rhode Island History Books for Your Reading Pleasure

The year 2017 was another good one for the publication of Rhode Island history books.  While we cannot possibly review all of them, I review several of them below …
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The Larchmont Disaster Off Block Island, Rhode Island’s Titanic
2 years ago

The Larchmont Disaster Off Block Island, Rhode Island’s Titanic

The Larchmont Disaster, by Joseph and Janice Soares (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2014, $19.99)

 

It has been called the Titanic of Rhode Island, a little remembered disaster that claimed …
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Top 10 Early Rhode Island History Books
3 years ago

Top 10 Early Rhode Island History Books

Rhode Island history books have surrounded me for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Warwick, I remember reading battered copies of such classics as Trumpets in Jericho, …
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The People’s Martyr
3 years ago

The People’s Martyr

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The People’s Martyr, by Erik J. Chaput (Lawrence, Kansas:  University Press of Kansas, 2013)

“The Rhode Island Question,” otherwise known as the Dorr Rebellion of 1842, is one of the …
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