Everything Old Is New Again-Part II

HISTORY The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner BY GORDON HARRIS  A statue at the Boston Public Garden is a reminder of the political violence that our nation experienced leading up to the Civil War. On May 19 and 20, 1856, Senator Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts antislavery Republican, delivered a long speech denouncing the power that slave […]

Everything Old Is New Again

The Marblehead Smallpox Riot, January 1774 BY GORDON HARRIS  From The History and Traditions of Marblehead” by Samuel Roads. Featured image by Charles Green. During the year 1773, the attention of the inhabitants of Marblehead was for a time occupied in considering their danger from another source than the oppressive acts of the British Parliament. In June the […]