Portsmouth Rhode Island (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

Portsmouth Rhode Island (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

By: Nancy Jensen Devin, Richard V. Simpson

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From pre-colonial times through World War II, the town
of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, has served as a stage for the
dramatic evolution of American history. Dispossessed citizens
from the Massachusetts Bay Colony came to Portsmouth in
the spirit of religious and political tolerance, paving the way
for the establishment of a large Quaker settlement in town.
Revolutionary leaders such as George Washington, Lafayette,
and Rochambeau visited the summer residences of wealthy
Newport merchants in Portsmouth, including the home of
Tory, Metcalf Bowler. During the Civil War, the Melville area
of Portsmouth was the site of a hospital for wounded Union
soldiers and Confederate prisoners, and was an active stop
on the Underground Railroad. Prior to World War II, John F.
Kennedy received his PT boat training in Portsmouth, and
Raytheon has kept many employed in the defense industry
ever since.

Title: Portsmouth Rhode Island (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

Author Name: Nancy Jensen Devin, Richard V. Simpson

Categories: Local Interest,

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: March 1997

ISBN Number: 0738590185

ISBN Number 13: 9780738590189

Binding: Paper Back

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 34355

Description: Brand New. We put tracking on every shipment.