History Books - State - Rhode Island

God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501180422
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Published: 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

Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467141864
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Published: History Press - October 21st, 2019

Following the success of World War II Rhode Island, author Christian McBurney returns, with new coauthors Norman Desmarais and Varoujan Karentz, to present extraordinary personal stories of local contributions to the war effort. From John F. Kennedy's training as a PT boat commander at Melville to George H.W.

Gilded: How Newport Became America's Richest Resort Cover Image
ISBN: 9781118014011
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Published: Wiley - April 1st, 2011

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.

Hidden History of Rhode Island: Not-To-Be-Forgotten Tales of the Ocean State Cover Image
ISBN: 9781540220233
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Published: 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.

The Last Good Heist: The Inside Story of the Biggest Single Payday in the Criminal History of the Northeast Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493009596
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Published: Globe Pequot Press - August 1st, 2016

On Aug. 14, 1975, eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe-deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime, La Cosa Nostra, and its associates in Providence, R.I. The crooks fled with duffle bags crammed full of cash, gold, silver, stamps, coins, jewels and high-end jewelry.

A Field Guide to Cape Cod: Including Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300226157
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Published: Yale University Press - January 8th, 2019

A richly illustrated full‑color guide to the unique plants, wildlife, and environments of Cape Cod and the other nearby “Outer Lands” that face the Atlantic Ocean
This essential guidebook presents the most abundantly illustrated and fascinating account of the natural history of Cape Cod, its nearby islands, Block Island, the western coast of Rhode Island,

Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611688535
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Published: ForeEdge - May 26th, 2015

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.

Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine Ida Lewis, First Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762758807
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Published: Gpq - June 15th, 2010

The amazing story of a heroic woman-the keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island.

A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island: Keepers of the Bay Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609492588
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Published: History Press (SC) - April 29th, 2011

Before Roger Williams set foot in the New World, the Narragansett farmed corn and squash, hunted beaver and deer, and harvested clams and oysters throughout what would become Rhode Island. They also obtained wealth in the form of wampum, a carved shell that was used as currency along the eastern coast. As tensions with the English rose, the Narragansett leaders fought to maintain autonomy.

Federal Hill Cover Image
ISBN: 9781531620622
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Published: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions - September 17th, 2004

During the thirty-four year period from 1898 to 1932, more than fifty thousand Italian immigrants arrived at the port of Providence. The majority of them settled on Federal Hill, the three-hundred-acre land mass that stands high above Rhode Island's capital city.

Narragansett By-The-Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781531641375
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Published: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions - July 6th, 1997

Narragansett By-the-Sea is a narrow strip of land along the southwestern shore of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. A sparsely populated agricultural society in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Narragansett was transformed in the nineteenth century into one of America's busiest and most popular seaside resorts.

Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence: Immigration to Rhode Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626192294
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Published: History Press - November 19th, 2013

In an era when immigration was at its peak, the Fabre Line offered the only transatlantic route to southern New England. One of its most important ports was in Providence, Rhode Island. Nearly eighty-four thousand immigrants were admitted to the country between the years 1911 and 1934.

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