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Six Canals That Built New England

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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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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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