Rhode Island: The smallest state in area and maybe the ‘bluest’ state? Here are a series of five short posts that I’ve organized in sequence in case you missed some.
The One Minute Geographer: About Rhode Island
There’s an old Guy Lombardo big band song that’s called Poor, Little Rhode Island. Well, the little part is right…
As a rule of thumb, if at least 20% or so of a state’s population resides in one metropolitan area, it is considered a primate city. What percent of Rhode Island’s population lives in metropolitan Providence? 100%. !!!???
The One Minute Geographer: Providence and the Primate City
Geographers talk about primate cities. It has nothing to do with Jane Goodall and her chimps. Primate in this sense…
John F. Kennedy was a Senator from very liberal Massachusetts when he ran for president. But he got the highest percentage of his vote from Rhode Island.
The One Minute Geographer: Rhode Island Politics — Democrat Heaven?
Begin with a state founded on the principle of religious liberty — Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, and other refugees…
Rhode Island’s license plates call it the ‘Ocean State.’ Here’s why.
The One Minute Geographer: Rhode Island — Waterworld East
If the Seattle area with all its Puget Sound islands and peninsulas is the original Waterworld, then Rhode Island is…
While Massachusetts chased out Catholics, Jews and Quakers, Rhode Island welcomed them. Rhode Island enacted early laws about religious freedom and prohibitions against slavery. They burned a British ship the year before the Boston Tea Party.