It Happened in Rhode Island

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From the story of Rhode Island's first colonist (who contrary to your elementary-school history book wasn't Roger Williams) to the revolutionary precursors to the Boston Tea Party to the wedding of Jack and Jackie Kennedy, It Happened in Rhode Island captures some the great events in American History and the history of the small, but fascinating, Ocean State.

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Overview

From the story of Rhode Island's first colonist (who contrary to your elementary-school history book wasn't Roger Williams) to the revolutionary precursors to the Boston Tea Party to the wedding of Jack and Jackie Kennedy, It Happened in Rhode Island captures some the great events in American History and the history of the small, but fascinating, Ocean State.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762769742
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 844,420
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Former Providence Journal columnist Seth Brown writes his award-winning weekly column "The Pun Also Rises" for the North Adams Transcript, and occasional reviews for the Berkshire Eagle and USA Today. He has written four books, including Rhode Island Curiosities and From God To Verse. His website is www.RisingPun.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

The Unsung Settler-1635 1

Keeping a Wife from God-1637 4

The First First Amendment-1638 8

Rhode Island Refuge-1660 13

King Philip's War-1675 17

Burning in Revolution-1772 24

Moses Frees the Slaves-1773 29

Impatient Independence-1776 33

Pirates of the Providence-1779 37

Paper Panic-1786 41

The First US Supreme Court Decision-1791 46

Industrial Revolution-1793 50

Arcade at the Mall-1828 56

Dorr to Freedom-1842 60

Powder Burns and Sideburns-1853 65

King of the Court-1881 72

Vampire Consumption-1892 74

Rhode Island's Titanic-1907 77

Like Stealing from a Babe-1914 81

The Giant Metal Twinkies That Won the War-1941 84

Jack and Jackie Get Married-1953 88

Bringing Their A-Game-1964 91

The Times Were A-Changin' for Folk-1965 94

The Great Blizzard-1978 99

Baseballs Longest Game-1981 102

River Relocation-1984 106

Diving DiPrete-1998 109

Burning the House Down-2003 113

The Survivor Goes Down-2005 118

Sock It to Me-2011 121

Rhode Island Facts and Firsts 124

Bibliography 128

Index 131

About the Author 134

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