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The Doctors' Riot of 1788

Many of us who take US History learn about the challenges that the early Republic faced in the form of Shays’ Rebellion and Whiskey Rebellion, but do you know the story of America’s first riot? Before the Mid-to Late 1800s human dissection was not only illegal, it was one of the most heinous crimes.    Still,   Read More. . .

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The Pine Tree Riot

If you’re an American, no doubt you’ve heard about the Boston Tea Party.  More than a year and a half before that, however, colonists in New Hampshire were frustrated about trees, not tea. Back in the 16th-18th centuries, most European countries with any navy to speak of had fleets of ships with tall wooden masts –each   Read More. . .

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