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The Battle of Rhode Island (Part II)

(This essay was originally published as “Recounting the Battle of Rhode Island,” by the Newport Daily News on August 29, 2018.) (Note: This is the second of two essays, celebrating the 240th anniversary of the battle.) The American victory in … Continue reading

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The Battle of Rhode Island (Part I)

(This essay was originally published as “Recounting the Battle of Rhode Island” by the Newport Daily News on August 28, 2018.) (Note: This is the first of two essays, celebrating the 240th anniversary of the battle.) Beginning with the Sugar … Continue reading

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Colonial Rhode Island Dominates North American Slave Trade in 18th Century

(Note: This is the first in a series of essays on Slavery in Rhode Island. It was originally published in the Newport Daily News on April 27, 2018.) One hundred seventy-five years ago, Rhode Island, after over two centuries of … Continue reading

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Courageous Anne Hutchinson, Unyielding to Death

(This is the third and final part of a series on Anne Hutchinson. All three essays were originally published in the Newport Daily News.) Three hundred and eighty years ago, this month, Anne Hutchinson was put on trial before her … Continue reading

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Colony of Rhode Island Is First to Sever Allegiance to Great Britain

(This essay was originally published as “First in Independence,” on May 4, 2016, in the Newport Daily News.) Two hundred and forty years ago today, the colony of Rhode Island became the first of the thirteen colonies to sever its … Continue reading

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