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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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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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The Murder of Amasa Sprague

On a cold and snowy New Year’s Eve in 1843, Amasa Sprague finished a large dinner in his Cranston, R.I., mansion and took a walk. He was the owner of a large calico-dyeing mill, a stout and powerful man whose ...

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