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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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Brother Jonathan, American Icon

After the British hastily evacuated Boston in 1776 following the successful siege of the city by George Washington and the revolutionary militias, the soldiers reentered the city to discover straw dummies on Bunker Hill with a note pinned to their ...

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