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Six Ways the Little Ice Age Made History

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The Little Ice Age changed New England history in ways that historians are only beginning to understand. Though scientists don’t agree on what caused the Little Ice Age, most agree the climate cooled from the 15th century to the middle ...

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Six Revolutionary Forts

The remains of dozens of revolutionary forts can be found throughout New England. Some, like Fort Halifax in Maine, date to the French and Indian wars. Others, like Fort Washington in Massachusetts, were built during the American Revolution. They range ...

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The Boston Draft Riot of 1863

On a summer day in the middle of the Civil War, immigrants furious about conscription notices delivered to their homes instigated the Boston draft riot. The Boston draft riot was overshadowed by the much worse anti-draft violence in New York City, ...

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