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FEATURE by Jeffrey Boutwell, PhD: It All Started With A Move To Groton In 1835

This colorized photo gives a sense of a younger, dynamic, creative Geroge S. Boutwell with a deep seriousness of purpose, while many black and white photos taken when he was an older man portray him as devoid of personality. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Boutwell and the Groton History Center.


by Jeffrey Boutwell, Ph.D.

REFLECTION: George S. Boutwell’s 1876 Report Shows Parallels Between Then And Now

by Jeffrey H. Boutwell, Ph.D.
In August of 1876, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, George S. Boutwell, the junior Senator from Massachusetts, presented a 2,000-page report to his colleagues documenting the widespread murder and intimidation carried out by white supremacists in Mississippi against Blacks and their white supporters during the state election campaign the previous year.


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