Warwick's Villages: Glimpses from the Past

Warwick's Villages: Glimpses from the Past

by Donald A. D'Amato
     
 

Since Samuel Gorton's first settlers on the Conimicut shore agreed to live without formal government, the villages of Warwick have been fiercely independent. Despite their individualism, however, their histories are inextricably bound. The ravages of King Philip's War left no village unscathed, as settlers lost their houses, livestock and even their lives. England

Overview


Since Samuel Gorton's first settlers on the Conimicut shore agreed to live without formal government, the villages of Warwick have been fiercely independent. Despite their individualism, however, their histories are inextricably bound. The ravages of King Philip's War left no village unscathed, as settlers lost their houses, livestock and even their lives. England's trade laws forced these seafaring people to smuggle rum out of Mill Cove, and the famous 1772 burning of the British Gaspee near Pawtuxet ignited the flame of protest across Rhode Island. Tracing the history of five villages, Warwick's beloved historian Donald D'Amato reveals how Rhode Island's second-largest city has retained the feel of a small, close-knit community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596295995
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
American Chronicles Ser.
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Don D'Amato is the city historian for Warwick and a columnist for the Warwick Beacon and the Cranston Herald. He has a BA in History and Political Science from Northeastern University and an MA in History and English from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the Warwick Historical Society, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the Apponaug Improvement Association. He has written a number of books on Warwick including: Warwick's 350 Year Heritage, Block Island (RI) (Images of America), Warwick: A City At the Crossroads (RI) (Making of America Series), Pawtuxet, RI (Images of America Series: New England), Warwick (RI) (Images of America), A Walking Tour of Historic Apponaug Village, Historic Warwick, Guide to Warwick's Historic Homes, and Warwick Firefighters.

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