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Black Walden
The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.
Name-Dropping in Rhode Island
Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.
Confederate Cattle Call
There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.