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Newport: The Artful City Cover Image
ISBN: 9781911282693
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Published: Giles - November 17th, 2020

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.

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Changes in the Land, Revised Edition: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England Cover Image
By William Cronon, John Demos (Foreword by), William Cronon (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780809016341
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Published: Hill and Wang - September 1st, 2003

The book that launched environmental history now updated.

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize

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.

Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War (The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300244328
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Published: Yale University Press - February 19th, 2019

2019 Bancroft Prize winner  

Winner of the Western HIstory Association's 2019 John C. Ewers Book Award and Donald L. Fixico Award 
“By making what we thought was a small story very large indeed—Ms.

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.

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

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.

From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594162688
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Published: Westholme Publishing - November 30th, 2016

Known 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.

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631493249
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Published: 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

Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (Early American Places #12) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479855636
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Published: 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

Scandalous Newport, Rhode Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781540221629
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Published: 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.

The Larchmont Disaster Off Block Island: Rhode Island's Titanic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626197947
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Published: 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.

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