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Vermont Papers Tell the Story of Solomon Northup

While the Academy Award-winning film, 12 Years a Slave, has recently been the subject of articles in Vermont newspapers, stories about Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York State who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, first appeared … Continue reading

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The Barre Telegram, Parte Italiana, and S. Pallavicini

From 1898 to 1903, Henry C. Whitaker edited the Barre Evening Telegram, which will soon be available in Chronicling America. Barre was the center of Vermont’s thriving granite industry, with a significant population of Scottish and Italian immigrants, and the … Continue reading

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Our first French-language title, Le Patriote Canadien

Now available on Chronicling America, our first French-language title, Le Patriote canadien! Published from 1839 to 1840 by the well-known French-Canadian printer and journalist, Ludger Duvernay, Le Patriote canadien is an enduring chronicle of the ties between Vermont and Québec … Continue reading

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