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By Glenn V. Laxton

ISBN-10: 1540220230

ISBN-13: 9781540220233

ISBN-10: 159629728X

ISBN-13: 9781596297289

wonderful stories and unforeseen anecdotes colour Rhode Island�s legacy, from the debts of its 3 courageous significant survivors to the whirlwind innovative conflict romance among a Smithfield woman and a French viscount. Rhode Island historian Glenn Laxton uncovers the phenomenal voters whom heritage has forgotten, like Robert the Hermit, a guy who persisted 3 escapes from slavery earlier than discovering liberty and peace in Rumford; the illustrious Lippitt relatives, who spearheaded developments in deaf schooling; and Christiana Bannister, a Narragansett tribe member, nineteenth-century entrepreneur and spouse to the main winning African American artist of the time. With moments of tragedy, as within the Lexington steamboat catastrophe, in addition to triumph, as in relation to small-town boy became baseball hero Joe Connolly, Hidden heritage of Rhode Island supplies the easiest Ocean country tales you�ve by no means heard before.

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