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History Bytes: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Abolitionist

July 8, 2021

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was a writer and ardent abolitionist known for being part of the “Secret Six,” a group of wealthy and influential men ...

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History Bytes: Quaker Records of Manumission

July 1, 2021

Alexander Bice, MA graduate, Northeastern University, is one of the 2021 Buchanan Burnham Fellows working on capturing data from the NHS archives on Black ...

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Newport Historical Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting — The History We Are Making Now

June 23, 2021

 The past 15 months might have been expected to slow an organization down. But in fact this period accelerated some processes that were ...

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History Bytes: What’s in a Name?

June 22, 2021

Zoe Hume, MS graduate, Florida State University, is one of the 2021 Buchanan Burnham Fellows working on capturing data from the NHS archives on ...

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Found: List of Fish Caught Near Newport, 1802-1816

June 17, 2021

In honor of national ‘Go Fishing’ day on June 18, here’s a catch from our collection that will impress any seafood a-fish-ionado: an extensive ...

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History Bytes: Bond and Indenture Agreements

June 15, 2021

Hampton Smith, Ph.D. student, MIT, is one of the 2021 Buchanan Burnham Fellows working on capturing data from the NHS archives on Black and ...

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