This is a richly illustrated portrait of Newport, Rhode Island as a work of urban art, from colonial times to the present, both documented and celebrated in the maps, paintings, photographs, poetry and prose of renowned artists and writers. As one of the most historically intact cities in North America, Newport has a cultural and architectural heritage of national significance.
The book that launched environmental history now updated.
Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize
A beautifully written history of high society in Newport, Rhode Island, from the acclaimed author of Party of the Century
Newport is the legendary and beautiful home of American aristocracy and the sheltered super-rich. Many of the country's most famous blueblood families?the closest thing we have to royalty?have lived and summered in Newport since the nineteenth century.
2019 Bancroft Prize winner“By making what we thought was a small story very large indeed—Ms.
Winner of the Western HIstory Association's 2019 John C. Ewers Book Award and Donald L. Fixico Award
On February 20, 2003, the deadliest rock concert in U.S. history took place at a roadhouse called The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island. That night, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of many of the unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty.$18.00ISBN: 9781501180422Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Scribner - June 18th, 2019
The tragic and fascinating history of the first epic struggle between white settlers and Native Americans in the early seventeenth century: “a riveting historical validation of emancipatory impulses frustrated in their own time” (Booklist, starred review) as determined Narragansett Indians refused to back down and accept English authority.
A devout Puritan minister$31.99ISBN: 9781540220233Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: History Press Library Editions - November 27th, 2009
Surprising tales and unexpected anecdotes color Rhode Island's legacy, from the accounts of its three brave Titanic survivors to the whirlwind Revolutionary War romance between a Smithfield girl and a French viscount.$26.00ISBN: 9781594162688Availability: BackorderedPublished: Westholme Publishing - November 30th, 2016Known as the “Black” Regiment, the Story of the First Continental Army Unit Composed of African American and Native American Enlisted Men
In December 1777, the Continental army was encamped at Valley Forge and faced weeks of cold and hunger, as well as the prospect of many troops leaving as their terms expired in the coming months.$18.95ISBN: 9781631493249Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Liveright - May 9th, 2017
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History
A New York Times Notable Book
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection
A Providence Journal Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Organization of American Historians Merle Curti Award for Social History
Finalist for the Harriet Tubman Prize
Finalist for the Berkshire Conference of Wom$23.00ISBN: 9781479855636Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New York University Press - March 6th, 2018
Tells the story of one state in particular whose role in the slave trade was outsized: Rhode Island$31.99ISBN: 9781540221629Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: History Press Library Editions - April 2nd, 2013
Newport, Rhode Island, is renowned for its stunning cliff-side vistas and the luxurious summer homes of the Gilded Age elite. Yet the opulent facades of the City by the Sea concealed the scintillating scandals, eccentric characters and unsolved mysteries of its wealthiest families.$19.99ISBN: 9781626197947Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: History Press - March 30th, 2015
On February 11, 1907, the steamship Larchmont collided with the schooner Harry Knowlton. Thrown from their bunks, passengers of the Larchmont panicked and ran onto the ship's deck. Haphazardly loaded lifeboats set out only partially full, and shrieks from.