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The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again.

The Truth About Slavery in Pennsylvania

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Compared to the five gradual abolition acts passed in northern states between 1780 and 1804, Pennsylvania's was by far the most limited in scope. It liberated not a single individual, and choked out slavery only by degrees.

Woman's Lucky Discovery Might Be Confiscated By State Of New Jersey

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 09.10.2013 | Small Business

When Christine Ridout spent three dollars on a few old letters last year at an estate sale in Buffalo, N.Y., she had no idea they'd turn out to be wor...

Let Freedom Ring! Exploring the Freedom Trail

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Ever since we'd first learned about the Revolutionary War in fourth grade, I'd wanted to visit the sites where the events had occurred. So I showed up early, camera-in-hand, to visit the Freedom Trail, a very high priority on my "Must-See" list.