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Metacomet: From Heathen Savage to American Archetype

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News on December 14, 2019.) One hundred and ninety years ago, the play “Metamora; or, the Last of the Wamponoags” opened in New York City. The play written by John Augustus … Continue reading

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Metacomet’s Death Ends King Philip’s War in Southern New England

(This essay was originally published as “1676: Metacomet’s Death Ends Bloody Colonial War,” by the Newport Daily News on August 12, 2016.) Three hundred and forty years ago today, Metacomet, chief sachem of the Wampanoags, was killed by the colonial … Continue reading

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Despite Roger Williams’ Efforts, Providence Burns in 1676

(This essay was originally published as “Despite Roger Williams’ Efforts, Providence Burns Down,” in the Providence Journal on March 29, 2016.) Three hundred and forty years ago today Divine Providence did not smile kindly on the burgeoning town of Providence … Continue reading

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