Revolutionaries, Rebels and Rogues of Rhode Island

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The History Press, 2011 - History - 125 pages
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Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it has the tallest tales. It's home to many larger-than-life men with exciting stories of mutiny, revolt and daring. Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft tries to escape the grasp of the demonic "Night-Gaunts" that haunt him. Captain William Kidd, convicted of piracy and murder, is hung and left to rot as a warning for others pursuing a similar career path. And Samuel Slater, Father of the Industrial Revolution, may be a revolutionary in our eyes, but he is considered a treasonous rogue by the English. Travel with M.E. Reilly-McGreen as she follows up her book Witches, Wenches and Wild Women of Rhode Island with tales of the best and worst men The Ocean State has to offer.
  

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Easy to read. Didn't Rhode Island has such a history of strange people, places, and going ons. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
9
revolutIonarIes
17
We Have Met the Enemy
29
It Takes an Egomaniac to Paint a Legend
35
I Got the Power
42
rebels
49
Rhode Islands Recovery of the Remains of Major General
59
Gods Chosen People or Public Nuisance?
66
The Luck of the Irish Runs Out
74
The Short Sad Life of Aaron Church Wouldbe Scourge
87
The Dark Tale of Wicked William Rose
102
Drawn and Quartered in South County
116
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