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Longfellow and the Jewish Cemetery at Newport

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ca. 1850

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ca. 1850 / Maine Historical Society

Text of the poem with explanatory notes: <a href="http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/1328.html">University of Toronto: Representative Poetry Online</a>

Home Page for the Touro Synagogue: <a href="http://www.tourosynagogue.org/">Home Page for the Touro Synagogue</a>

<a href="http://www.tourosynagogue.org/GWLetter1.php?str=Washington%20Letter">Full text of George Washington's letter</a> to the congregation: Touro Synagogue Website

For information on Jewish immigration to America: <a href="http://www.jewishmuseum.net/American.htm">The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art</a>

For Jewish American population statistics: <a href="http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/usjewpop1.html">Jewish Virtual Library</a>

PBS series on Jewish history with lesson plans: <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/heritage/episode7/atlas/map1.html">"Heritage" Civilization and the Jews</a>

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies: <a href="http://www2.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/rhodeisland.html">Cemetery Project</a>

<a href="http://www.pluralism.org/research/profiles/display.php?profile=71768">Harvard University's Pluralism Project</a>: site offers a good summary of the history of the Jews of Newport and the architecture of the synagogue

For lesson plans related to local cemeteries:
<a href="http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2Flearning%2Fteachers%2Flessons%2F19981030friday.html"><em>New York Times Learning Network</em></a>
Wisconson Historical Society's <a href="http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisconsinhistory.org%2Fteachers%2Flessons%2Felementary%2Fcemetary.asp">History Hunters Cemetery Tour</a>

<strong>Other Resources</strong>

<span class="bibliography">Batignani, Karen Wentworth. <span class="book_title">Maine's Historic Cemeteries; A Historic Tour</span>. Camden, ME: Down East Books, 2003.</span>

<span class="bibliography">Calhoun, Charles. <span class="book_title">Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life</span>. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004.</span>

<span class="bibliography">Forbes, Harriet Merrifield. <span class="book_title">Gravestones of New England and the Men Who Made Them; 1653-1800.</span> Princeton: The Pyne Press, 1955.</span>

<span class="bibliography">Jefferys, C.P.B. <span class="book_title">Newport: A Short History</span>. Newport: Newport Historical Society, 1992.</span>

<span class="bibliography">Lewis, Rabbi Dr. Theodore. "History of Touro Synagogue." <span class="book_title">Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society</span> 48.3 (1975): 281-320.</span>

<span class="bibliography">Opel, Frank, ed. <span class="book_title">Tales of Bygone New England</span>. Secaucus, NJ: Castle, 1988.</span>

 

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