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The Emancipation of the Enslaved in Rhode Island, Part I

(Note: This is the eighth essay in a series on Slavery in Rhode Island. It was originally published by the Newport Daily News on February 25, 2020.) The enslavement of people of color in the colony of Rhode Island began … Continue reading

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July 10, 1777: Patriot Raid Captures British General Prescott

(This essay, abridged, was originally published as “An Enterprise Against the Enemy,” by the Newport Daily News on July 8, 2017.) Two hundred forty years ago, a band of American soldiers, led by Lt. Col. William Barton, conducted a daring … Continue reading

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