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Six Canals That Built New England


In 1803, one of the first New England canals made Boston the undisputed commercial center of New England. Called ‘the Incredible Ditch,’ the Middlesex Canal allowed a barge to haul 30 tons of goods back and forth between Chelmsford (now ...

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The Gravesites of Six Revolutionary Heroines

The gravesites of such revolutionary heroes as Paul Revere and Nathan Hale are well known and well marked, but where are the revolutionary heroines buried? The New England Historical Society searched for the stories of courageous women willing to sacrifice ...

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Prudence Crandall, Connecticut’s Heroic Schoolteacher

In 1831, Prudence Crandall bought a large empty house in Canterbury, Conn., setting off a national controversy. She had the effrontery to educate an African-American girl. And then she educated only African-American girls. Prudence Crandall Prudence Crandall was a well-educated Quaker, ...

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