Local History Books on Rhode Island

If you’re lucky enough to call Rhode Island home, then you most likely already know that it’s the smallest of the 50 states, at only 1,214 square miles. You may also be aware that it was the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state. Rhode Island was the location of the first polo game in the United States, as well as the site of the first circus in America, and is home to the Tennis Hall of Fame.

Local interest and regional history books about Rhode Island and its culture can help you get to know the Ocean State even better.

Exploring Rhode Island’s Unique Identity

Whether you’re a Rhode Island native looking to learn more about where you come from, or simply a history buff who believes in the importance of reading local history, regional interest books are an absolute must.

Explore Rhode Island’s unique approach to brewing history with detailed inside looks at the industry. Get to know the Larchmont Disaster, the biggest shipwreck disaster you may not have heard of. Dig into the darker aspects of Rhode Island’s backstory with looks at Washington County’s macabre criminal history or lost historical accounts from South County. Discover the origins of the world-famous America’s Cup tournament.

Get Cultured with Arcadia

Arcadia Publishing’s extensive catalog of regional interest books is second to none when it comes to both size and quality. Each volume is written by a local historian and opens a different window into American history. Rhode Island enthusiasts can explore more than 150 books, all about the 13th state in America.

Get to know local heroes, marvel at regional legends, and explore all of your favorite interests as they relate to communities across the nation.

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