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Historic Tales of Jamestown
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Historic Tales of Colonial Rhode Island
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A fascinating history of the landmarks and architecture that serve as the remnants of Rhode Island's colonial past.
Roger Williams purchased the fertile Aquidneck Island from the Narragansett tribe in 1637. The intrepid dissenters of Rhode Island Colony saw their community flourish with the founding of Portsmouth and Newport townships. It was here that Anne Hutchinson, along with William Coddington and other colonists who had been banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, found shelter from persecution. The Battle of Rhode Island was the only clash between American colonials and the British on Rhode Island soil during the Revolutionary War. From the mercantile success of the Atlantic triangle trade routes to the establishment of the United States Navy, noted historian Richard V. Simpson brings these and other stories from the Ocean State to life. Join Simpson as he explores the landmarks and architecture of the period to discover the remnants of Rhode Island's colonial past.
Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island:
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Cranston and Its Mayors:
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functioning city, local historian and attorney Steven Frias charts the turbulent evolution of a democracy. Frias takes the reader through twenty consecutive mayors' terms, starting with Cranston's first mayor, Edward Sullivan, who never raised property taxes during his term while successfully managing to lower the debt of the city. Frias continues on with such mayors as John Horton, who provided liberal support for public education. Discover the corruption and scandal surrounding the installation of the sewer systems, and learn why the area was dubbed "City of Farms" and how current circumstances in Cranston reflect on past leadership.