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Hidden History of Rhode Island : Not-To-Be-Forgotten Tales of the Ocean State
by Glenn Laxton


Overview - 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. Rhode Island historian Glenn Laxton uncovers the exceptional citizens whom history has forgotten, like Robert the Hermit, a man who endured three escapes from slavery before finding liberty and peace in Rumford; the illustrious Lippitt family, who spearheaded advancements in deaf education; and Christiana Bannister, a Narragansett tribe member, nineteenth-century entrepreneur and wife to the most successful African American artist of the time.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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. Rhode Island historian Glenn Laxton uncovers the exceptional citizens whom history has forgotten, like Robert the Hermit, a man who endured three escapes from slavery before finding liberty and peace in Rumford; the illustrious Lippitt family, who spearheaded advancements in deaf education; and Christiana Bannister, a Narragansett tribe member, nineteenth-century entrepreneur and wife to the most successful African American artist of the time. With moments of tragedy, as in the Lexington steamboat disaster, as well as triumph, as in the case of small-town boy turned baseball hero Joe Connolly, Hidden History of Rhode Island delivers the best Ocean State stories you ve never heard before."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596297289
  • ISBN-10: 159629728X
  • Publisher: History Press (SC)
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Page Count: 156
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: American Chronicles (History Press) #2

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Books > History > United States - State & Local - New England
Books > History > United States - State & Local - General

 
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