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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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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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How To Be A Good Puritan Mother

A good Puritan mother loved and cherished her children, but many died young and she was supposed to be stoic about it. A good Puritan mother was kind but stern in rearing good Christian children, but she was silent and ...

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The History of Indian Summer

Indian summer evolved over the centuries from a pioneer superstition to the poet’s best friend to the meteorologists’ whipping boy. It is a period of unusually warm, still days that follow a cold spell. The atmosphere is hazy or smoky, the ...

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The Fall River Skeleton in Armor

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The Fall River skeleton discovered in 1832 in a sand bank near a church had an unusual feature: It was clad in armor. Not 20 miles north another mysterious discovery had been made: Dighton Rock, a 40-ton boulder with strange ...

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