Newport: A Lively Experiment: 1639-1969

Newport: A Lively Experiment: 1639-1969

by Rockwell Stensrud

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Newport: A Lively Experiment: 1639-1969 by Rockwell Stensrud

In this important contribution to the history of Newport, Rhode Island, and New England, Rockwell Stensrud charts the story of the founding of the settlement in the seventeenth century, following its history and the lives of key characters to the late twentieth century in an engaging and readable narrative. Impeccably researched and illustrated, and newly published in softcover format, this is not a heavy academic text, but is full of drama and interest throughout.

Rockwell Stensrud is the author of Inventing Rhode Island: Six Lives (2014); and a senior producer and writer for ABC News.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907804762
Publisher: D Giles Limited
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 501,855
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Rockwell Stensrud is the author of Inventing Rhode Island: Six Lives (2014); senior producer and writer for the ABC News series The History of the Eighties ; producer and writer of James Cagney for A&E "Biography"; and co-writer of the television series American Women of Achievement .

Table of Contents

Prologue

The Birth of Newport, 1639–1655
The Charter of 1663, 1655–1698
Tolerance and Prosperity, 1698–1740
The Road to Revolution, 1740–1776
Independence and Decline, 1776-1790
Union and Survival, 1790–1843
Society Ascendant, 1843–1880
The Queen of Resorts, 1880–1914
The Grand Revival, 1914–1969

Epilogue
Acknowledgments & Illustration Credits
Source Notes
Bibliography
Index

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