Tag Archives: Massachusetts

hate speech?

Some people, who attended a memorial service for Abraham Lincoln in Wrentham, Massachusetts on the day of his Washington, D.C. funeral, weren’t too happy with what they saw when they left church. From The New-York Times December 30, 1867: Damages … Continue reading

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Boston Uncommon

There weren’t too many surprises in state elections held on November 6, 1866 – the Republican landslide continued for the most part as voters in state after northern state rejected President Johnson’s plan for rebel states to easily re-enter the … Continue reading

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Telegraphing Their Intentions

Invasion of Our Soil vs. Defence of Our Common Capital 150 years ago today Baltimore Mayor George William Brown and Massachusetts Governor John Albion Andrew exchanged telegraph messages regarding the Pratt Street riot in Baltimore on April 19th. From The … Continue reading

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Political Economy: December 1860

Or, More Uncertainty and Its Effects From The New-York Times December 25, 1860 THE SHOE TRADE IN MASSACHUSETTS. The Boston Traveller has been investigating the effect which the political panic has had upon the shoe trade. At Natick the depression … Continue reading

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