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Six Loyalist Houses

A Loyalist House was likely to be seized and sold when the American Revolution broke out. Many colonies passed laws that let them confiscate the property of known Loyalists, criminalizing dissent against the war and raising revenue for the war ...

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Fortunate Son: The Madness of John Stark

General John Stark

For nearly 200 years, from the beginnings of the country, the Stark name, beginning with John Stark, was the gold standard of New Hampshire. The family fortunes followed the arc of the new nation from farming to industrialization to railroads ...

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The Day Rhode Island Hanged 26 Pirates

On July 19, 1723, officials in Newport, R.I., hanged 26 sailors for piracy before a jubilant crowd. They comprised half of all executions in Rhode Island between 1673 and February 13, 1845. Puritan minister Cotton Mather was pleased to get ...

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