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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 Places Renamed Out of Spite

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Many New England cities and towns have been renamed over the years. When the European settlers arrived, they usually changed Indian names to those from their home country. And then they sometimes renamed a place again. The Puritans, for example, ...

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Seven of the Best New England Hoaxes

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The worst thing about the many hoaxes played upon New Englanders throughout history? How many people fell for them. Though many hoaxes worked because of their victims’ greed, some were so preposterous it's hard to understand how anyone could fall ...

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Six Amazing Indian Women From New England

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Indian women faced double discrimination since the first European colonists arrived in the Americas. Many fought back against the prejudice that destroyed their traditional way of life. Some Indian women like Lucy Nicolar exploited stereotypes to put across a message ...

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