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While there were a few national days of Thanksgiving in 18th century America, it was for the most part the duty of the Governor to issue a proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving, as decided by the General Assemblies. Reading through these proclamations gives us a sense of not only how early Americans felt the day should be celebrated, but also what they were specifically thankful for during different periods in American history.

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Throughout November, an international literacy initiative called “Picture Book Month” is spending the month celebrating the print picture book.

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November is National Novel Writing Month - Writers of all ages writing in all different genres try to complete a 50,000 word novel in 30 days

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In this week's blog we take a look at Rhode Island's very own Revolutionary War hero, Nathanael Greene - who was second only to George Washington among the officers of the American army in military ability.

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In this week's blog discover more about The National Intelligencer - It was also the first newspaper in Washington to provide detailed reports of congressional proceedings - whose very founders' portraits grace the walls of the Redwood.

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In this week's blog we take a look at the writing style of Ernest Hemingway and its impact on literature.

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In this week's blog we take a look at the origin of baseball and the deep ties Rhode Island has with it.

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We take a look back on John Brown's infamous raid on Harpers Ferry and his reflections on the failed raid, courtesy of a letter written from John Brown to his cousin Rev. Luther Humphrey on November 19, 1859 from the Redwood Special Collections. Click here to read more!

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Ann Smith Franklin was the first female Newspaper editor in America and founder of the Newport Mercury.

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Anne Hutchinson, a rebellious religious leader and one of the founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, made her arrival in the American colonies on September 18, 1634, 382 years ago as of this weekend. In July of that year, Anne, with her husband William and their children, left England on the Griffin to follow the Puritan Minister John Cotton to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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