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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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A Brief History of the Boston Brahmin

There’s more to being a Boston Brahmin than simply having an early Puritan ancestor, graduating from Harvard and living on Beacon Hill. You must not flaunt your wealth. You must shun glitzy resorts. You must be thrifty, perhaps traveling by ...

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Styles Bridges: Ten Fun Facts

Anyone travelling north through New Hampshire, from Concord to the Vermont state line, has probably noticed they are on the Styles Bridges Highway. The roadway was named for New Hampshire Senator Styles Bridges who died in 1961 – the year ...

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6 Revolutionary Taverns

The American Revolution probably wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the Revolutionary taverns where patriots and Loyalists gathered to talk politics. Sam Adams famously haunted the taverns of Boston, honing his political skills and making his political connections. His cousin John ...

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