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Maine Stamp Act Riot of 1766

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News was slow to reach Maine in 1766, and it cost William King dearly. The Maine Stamp Act Riot of 1766 targeted King, of Scarborough, and ironically it occurred after the act had been repealed. It also was not, strictly ...

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The New England Opium Crisis of 1805

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New England’s role in the opium trade in the early 1800s is a little-noted phenomenon. New England opium trade produced considerable wealth for America. As it was never seen as a wholesome pursuit, however, those who prospered from the opium ...

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