Rhode Island History - the history of Rhode Island
   
Vacation 2 USA

Travel & Tourism
 Calendars
 Camping
 Cookbooks
 Cycling
 Fishing
 Flights
 Golf
 Guide Books
 Hiking
 History
 Hotels
 Luggage
 Rental Cars
 Skiing
 Top Attractions
 US Flag
 Links

Cities
 Atlanta
 Baltimore
 Boston
 Chicago
 Dallas
 Detroit
 Denver
 Honolulu
 Houston
 Las Vegas
 Los Angeles
 Miami
 New Orleans
 New York
 Orlando
 Philadelphia
 Phoenix
 Pittsburgh
 San Antonio
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle
 Tampa
 Washington D.C.

Attractions & Resorts
 The Alamo
 Alcatraz
 Broadway Theatre
 Busch Gardens Africa
 Disneyland Resort
 Empire State Building
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Gateway Arch
 Golden Gate Bridge
 Grand Canyon
 Jefferson Memorial
 Kennedy Space Center
 Lincoln Memorial
 Mount Rushmore
 Napa Valley
 Niagara Falls
 Statue of Liberty
 Walt Disney World
 Washington Monument
 White House
 Yellowstone
 Yosemite
 More US Attractions

Destinations
 Alabama
 Alaska
 American Samoa
 Arizona
 Arkansas
 California
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Delaware
 Florida
 Georgia
 Guam
 Hawaii
 Idaho
 Illinois
 Indiana
 Iowa
 Kansas
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maine
 Maryland
 Massachusetts
 Michigan
 Minnesota
 Mississippi
 Missouri
 Montana
 Nebraska
 Nevada
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New Mexico
 New York
 North Carolina
 North Dakota
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Ohio
 Oklahoma
 Oregon
 Pennsylvania
 Puerto Rico
 Rhode Island
 South Carolina
 South Dakota
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Utah
 Vermont
 Virgin Islands
 Virginia
 Washington
 Washington D.C.
 West Virginia
 Wisconsin
 Wyoming
 
   














































   
Vacation 2 USA   >   Rhode Island   >   History
Vacation 2 USA   >   History   >   Rhode Island History

   
 

Rhode Island History



Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Hidden History of Rhode Island: Not-to-Be-Forgotten Tales of the Ocean State

By Glenn Laxton

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2009-11-27
Paperback (160 pages)

Hidden History of Rhode Island: Not-to-Be-Forgotten Tales of the Ocean State
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $10.97*
Lowest Used Price: $11.84*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
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.

God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England

By James A. Warren

Scribner
Released: 2018-06-12
Hardcover (304 pages)

God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England
List Price: $30.00*
Lowest New Price: $6.99*
Lowest Used Price: $2.37*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
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 in seventeenth-century New England, Roger Williams was also a social critic, diplomat, theologian, and politician who fervently believed in tolerance. Yet his orthodox brethren were convinced tolerance fostered anarchy and courted God’s wrath. Banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635, Williams purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and laid the foundations for the colony of Rhode Island as a place where Indian and English cultures could flourish side by side, in peace.

As the seventeenth century wore on, a steadily deepening antagonism developed between an expansionist, aggressive Puritan culture and an increasingly vulnerable, politically divided Indian population. Indian tribes that had been at the center of the New England communities found themselves shunted off to the margins of the region. By the 1660s, all the major Indian peoples in southern New England had come to accept English authority, either tacitly or explicitly. All, except one: the Narragansetts.

In God, War, and Providence “James A. Warren transforms what could have been merely a Pilgrim version of cowboys and Indians into a sharp study of cultural contrast…a well-researched cameo of early America” (The Wall Street Journal). He explores the remarkable and little-known story of the alliance between Roger Williams’s Rhode Island and the Narragansett Indians, and how they joined forces to retain their autonomy and their distinctive ways of life against Puritan encroachment. Deeply researched, “Warren’s well-written monograph contains a great deal of insight into the tactics of war on the frontier” (Library Journal) and serves as a telling precedent for white-Native American encounters along the North American frontier for the next 250 years.

Rhode Island: A History (States and the Nation)

By William McLoughlin

W. W. Norton & Company
Paperback (276 pages)

Rhode Island: A History (States and the Nation)
List Price: $19.95*
Lowest New Price: $16.33*
Lowest Used Price: $1.62*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • ISBN13: 9780393302714
  • Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!
Product Description:
With a Historical Guide prepared by the editors of the American Association for State and Local History. High atop the Rhode Island capitol in Providence, a bronze likeness of "The Independent Man" keeps watch over a state that historically has put the ideal of individual liberty before all others. Like many ideals, this one was freighted with many meanings. As the colony grew in the seventeenth century, the belief in religious liberty and freedom of conscience espoused by its founder, Roger Williams, led to the development of political liberty and practical democracy. In the eighteenth century, that dedication to individualism made Rhode Islanders into businessmen of the first order, willing to take the big risk in hope of a bigger reward. Their land being poor in natural resources, Rhode Islanders turned to trade; accumulating wealth from traffic in rum and slaves, they built in Newport and Providence small but elegant copies of Georgian England, and worried more about taxes and currency than about religion. When they felt poorly served by British policies, they became ready revolutionaries and led in the founding of a new nation. After the Civil War, their children took individual liberty to mean economic laissez-faire, ushering in the state's golden age when Rhode Island senator Nelson Aldrich became known as the "general manager" of the United States. Through countless changes in the twentieth century, the ideal still survives and asks old questions of new generations of Rhode Islanders from many ethnic backgrounds: How best to reconcile the rights of minorities with the rule of the majority, and how best to secure the individual liberty and economic opportunity that Roger Williams and Moses Brown would have understood so well? .

Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution

By Charles Rappleye

Simon & Schuster
Released: 2007-05-15
Paperback (424 pages)

Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution
List Price: $24.99*
Lowest New Price: $14.00*
Lowest Used Price: $2.82*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Sons of Providence paints a vivid portrait of Colonial life as we follow these founding brothers in their rise to the heights of American commerce and power and from revolution to nationhood.

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Rhode Island (Primary Sources of the Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony)

By Joan Axelrod-Contrada

Brand: Rosen Central
Paperback (64 pages)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Rhode Island (Primary Sources of the Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony)
List Price: $12.95*
Lowest New Price: $12.95*
Lowest Used Price: $10.00*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Using primary sources, this book tells the story of the Rhode Island colony from its initial settlement through the Revolutionary War.

Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years

By The Providence Journal

Pediment Publishing
Hardcover (200 pages)

Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years
Lowest New Price: $44.95*
Lowest Used Price: $45.43*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The Providence Journal is pleased to announce a new hardcover coffee-table book: "Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years." This beautiful heirloom-quality book will show off Rhode Island history from the early years to 1939 through stunning memorable photos. We are thrilled to share images from the archives of The Providence Journal, in addition to images shared by our readers, as well as images carefully selected from the following organizations we are delighted to partner with: Bristol Historical and Preservation Society, Jamestown Historical Society, Newport Historical Society, Pawtucket Public Library, Providence Athenaeum, Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association, Rhode Island State Archives, South County History Center, and Tomaquag Museum.

Burning the Gaspee:: Revolution in Rhode Island

By Rory Raven

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2012-05-15
Paperback (128 pages)

Burning the Gaspee:: Revolution in Rhode Island
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $19.21*
Lowest Used Price: $10.50*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
This book chronicles the history of the HMS Gaspee, a sloop in the British Royal Navy that was sent to patrol the waters of Narragansett Bay in 1772. The Gaspee cracked down on smugglers and enforced British customs regulation, particularly the Stamp Act. The ship and her captain, William Duddington, were quickly hated by colonists for their campaign of brutality, harassment, and arbitrary enforcement. When the Gaspee ran around in shallow waters, while in pursuit of a colonist merchant ship, they took immediate action. The colonists, led by John Brown and other local notables, burned Gaspee and wounded her captain. This act of revolt preceded the Boston Tea Party by 18 months.

Vital Record of Rhode Island 1630-1850: Births, Marriages and Deaths: Warwick

By James N. Arnold

Brand: Janaway Publishing, Inc.
Paperback (236 pages)

Vital Record of Rhode Island 1630-1850: Births, Marriages and Deaths: Warwick
List Price: $26.95*
Lowest New Price: $21.92*
Lowest Used Price: $43.59*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Vital Record of Warwick, Rhode Island, Volume I, Part I. James N. Arnold. Softcover, (1891), repr. 2001, Index, 228 pp. As the title indicates, this book covers vital records for the town of Warwick, Rhode Island, for the period 1636-1850. This work is one of many books written by the author, James N. Arnold, a former editor of the Narragansett Historical Register. There are approximately 9,000 individual names, and the records contained include dates of births, deaths, and marriages, as well as other valuable information. Softcover, (1891), repr. 2011, Index, 231 pp.

Rhode Island's Founders: From Settlement to Statehood

By Patrick T. Conley

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2010-03-19
Paperback (160 pages)

Rhode Island s Founders: From Settlement to Statehood
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $15.50*
Lowest Used Price: $5.45*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Dr. Patrick T. Conley, Rhode Island's preeminent historian, journeys with us to early America, where Rhode Island's founders laid the groundwork for America's policy of religious freedom. Learn what led Roger Williams to write The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution and discover how James Franklin, older brother of Benjamin, left a lasting impact on the future of American publishing. Find out why Mary Dyer fought for her religious beliefs until she became one of the "Boston martyrs"; how Anne Hutchinson overcame a male-dominated society to allow women the right to preach and teach; and how General Nathanael Greene helped to liberate the South during the American Revolution. These colorful biographies of political, military and religious leaders, artists and craftsmen, scientists and philanthropists illuminate the beginning of America's smallest state, but one that has always exhibited remarkable diversity.

Rhode Island Memories II: The 1940s & 1950s

By The Providence Journal

Pediment Publishing
Hardcover (200 pages)

Rhode Island Memories II: The 1940s & 1950s
Lowest New Price: $44.95*
Lowest Used Price: $37.18*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 08:35 Pacific 22 Feb 2020 More Info)


Click Here
  • Stunning historical photographs of Rhode Island from 1940 through 1959
  • Collector's item, limited edition
Product Description:
Due to the overwhelming popularity of "Rhode Island Memories," The Providence Journal is pleased to announce an all-new hardcover coffee-table book: "Rhode Island Memories II: The 1940s and 1950s." This heirloom-quality book will pick up where the first volume left off and showcase Rhode Island history in the 1940s and 1950s through stunning memorable photos.


Your Comments


Please share your comments about fishing in Rhode Island:

   
Click here
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2006-2020, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures


In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.