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Two nineteenth-century satiric pieces. The author of the mock-heroic "Dorriad" was anonymous. "The Great Slocum Dinner", according to the introduction, was by the authors listed above. These pieces relate to the "Dorr Rebellion", a brief armed uprising [1841-1842] in Rhode Island led by Thomas Wilson Dorr. The insurrection was precipitated by the increasing disenfranchisement of the citizens of Rhode Island, many of them recent Irish Catholic immigrants, who were unable to vote because of a requirement that voters own at least $134 of landed property. Fair .
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