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Nine New England Tax Resisters

Abolition, war and injustice have inspired tax resisters in New England since even before the American Revolution. And well after the American Revolution, women and people of color took up the patriots’ slogan ‘Taxation Without Representation.’ Immigrants became tax resisters ...

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Six New England Ghost Towns

Though people typically think of ghost towns as belonging to the Old West, New England actually has plenty. Villages that once supported schools and post offices disappeared, leaving only cellar holes and maybe an abandoned building or two. The Great ...

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The 21 New England State Capitals

New England cities and towns used to vie for state capitals the way they now court sports stadiums, with the result that 21 New England capitals graced the land since Europeans settled the region. Rhode Island, the tiniest state, has ...

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The Brunswick Children Strike the Cabot Mill

A child textile mill worker in Evansville, Ind., August 1908. Photo by Lewis Hine, courtesy Library of Congress.In the summer of 1881, eight-year-old children working in a Brunswick, Maine, textile mill found out eight-year-old children working in a Lewiston, Maine, ...

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Pass the Tourtiere, C’est Le Reveillon!

For many, many years, le reveillon was the way Franco-Americans ushered in New Year’s Day in New England’s Little Canadas.   The reveillon is a long, late dinner preceding a holiday.  Tourtiere is central to the meal. The celebrated meat pie, ...

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The Little Canadas of New England

Dozens of Little Canadas have contributed a significant but often ignored part of the character and history of New England since the 19th century. They’ve given us magnificent churches, Catholic hospitals and sports heroes like Springfield’s Leo Durocher and Woonsocket’s ...

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