Monthly Archives: November 2010

Anthony Benezet and Moses Brown: A Legacy and a Lost Correspondence


Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000188 EndHTML:0000099318 StartFragment:0000003523 EndFragment:0000099282 SourceURL:file:///Users/robertgeake/Documents/Anthony%20Benezet%20and%20Moses.doc Anthony Benezet and Moses Brown A Legacy and a Lost Correspondence A talk by Robert A. Geake to the John Carter Brown Library Fellows Luncheon April 2009 One evening last October, I attended the … Continue reading

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Keepers of the Bay Part III: The Return of Sovereignty


Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000156 EndHTML:0000249987 StartFragment:0000006048 EndFragment:0000249951 SourceURL:file:///Volumes/Cruzer/The%20Return.doc Part III: The Return of Sovereignty As the nineteenth century unfolded across the country with unprecedented changes in industry, transportation, and population growth, even the smallest of states in the Republic were affected in … Continue reading

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A Toll, A Tavern, and A Farm.


Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000165 EndHTML:0000167336 StartFragment:0000003916 EndFragment:0000167300 SourceURL:file:///Users/robertgeake/Documents/A%20Farm.doc A Toll, A Tavern, and A Farm: A History of Pidge Avenue By Robert A. Geake “ Old Pidge House” (undated) courtesy of the Providence Public Lib. History in our time has a way … Continue reading

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Keepers of the Bay Part II: The Ghosting of a People


Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000176 EndHTML:0000301843 StartFragment:0000006022 EndFragment:0000301807 SourceURL:file:///Volumes/Cruzer/The%20Ghosting%20of%20a%20People.doc Part II: The Ghosting of A People After this defeat, the Rhode Island Indians had no independent life. They seemed to have lost the fine characteristics which had endeared them to Roger Williams and … Continue reading

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Keepers of the Bay: The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island


Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000170789 StartFragment:0000003567 EndFragment:0000170753 SourceURL:file:///Volumes/Cruzer/Keepers%20Of%20The%20Bay.doc Keepers of the Bay The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island Part I By Robert A. Geake Narragansett oral history tells us that the aboriginal people of Rhode Island have existed in the sachem Canonicus’ … Continue reading

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