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History Bytes: The Literary Piano

August 10, 2021

This early typewriter, also referred to as a “literary piano,” was patented by Dr. Samuel Ward Francis in 1857. Francis’ principal improvement on earlier ...

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Call for Submissions: The Gaspee Affair in Context

August 4, 2021

Reposted from: https://www.rihs.org/call-for-submissions-the-bridge-the-gaspee-affair-in-context/ The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society will publish the second themed “combined issue” of their respective peer-reviewed ...

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Director’s Note: On Being American

August 2, 2021

For my grandfather, a Jewish socialist refugee from Russia/Poland in the early years of the 20th century, embracing bacon was one way to be ...

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History Bytes: The Log of the Greyhound

July 29, 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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History Bytes: The Person Behind the Name

July 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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History Bytes: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Writer & Intellectual

July 17, 2021

The Town and Country Club was founded in 1871 by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Julia Ward Howe as a response to the more frivolous ...

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