Providence's Benefit Street, Rhode Island (Images of America Series)

Providence's Benefit Street, Rhode Island (Images of America Series)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738599236
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/10/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,231,995
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Elyssa Tardif is the director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society. Peggy Chang serves as director of the Curricular Resource Center at Brown University. The images within the pages of Providence’s Benefit Street were selected from the Rhode Island Historical Society’s rich collection of materials, a significant collection that dates to the society’s founding in 1822.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Early Years 9

2 "Soul Liberty" for All 17

3 Merchants and Maritime Pursuits 31

4 "A Liberal Education" 49

5 A Haven for Artists 59

6 Benefit Street in Wartime 71

7 Taking a Stand 83

8 Benefit Street South 91

9 Mile of History, Mile of Memories 109

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