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6 Famous Franco-American Writers from New England

Let's face it, Franco-American writers never receive their due. They tend to get pigeonholed as regional writers, and they can't take advantage of their differentness the way African or Hispanic writers can. New England's Franco-American writers, though, have had a ...

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Puritan Easter, or The Devil’s Holiday

  John Winthrop famously wrote in this journal that the Arbella departed for the New World on Easter Monday – March 29, 1630. But upon arriving in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop and his fellow Puritans took pains to avoid ...

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The Cold Friday of 1810

The Cold Friday on Jan. 19, 1810 brought terrible winds and frigid temperature talked and written about for generations. Tales of the killer weather event made their way into town histories, journals and court records long after it happened. They ...

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