A Dependent People: Newport, Rhode Island in the Revolutionary Era

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ABBREVIATIONS AND SHORT TITLES
Commerce Commerce of Rhode Island, 1726-1800. Collections of the Mas-
sachusetts Historical Society. 7th Series., Nos. 9 and 10. Boston,
1914, 1915.
Diary The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles. Ed. Franklin B. Dexter. 3 vols.
New York, 1901.
Documents Documents Illustrative of the Slave Trade. Ed. Elizabeth Donnan.
4 vols. Washington, D.C., 1930-1935.
Itineraries Extracts from the Itineraries and Other Miscellanies of Ezra Stiles,
D.D., LL.D., 1755-1794
. Ed. Franklin B. Dexter. New Haven,
Conn., 1916.
NHS Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island
NM Newport Mercury
NYHS New-York Historical Society, New York, New York
PRO Public Record Office of Great Britain, London
RICR Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Ed. John Russell Bartlett. 10 vols. Providence, 1862.
RIHS Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island

Editorial Note

In order to preserve the integrity of the eighteenth-century manuscripts which have been quoted, original spelling has been retained throughout. For the same reason, conformity of citations has given way to exact replication of address. For example, letters to or from Godfrey and John Malbone will be cited as being sent or received by either Godfrey and John Malbone or G and J Malbone, depending on the way the names appear in the original document.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Abbreviations and Short Titles vi
  • Editorial Note vi
  • Contents vii
  • Tables viii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 6
  • I - A Good Voyage and Safe Return"" 9
  • 1 - Any Scheme of Trade"" 11
  • 2 - The First Wheel of Commerce"" 16
  • Reflections 34
  • II - An Interdependent People 47
  • 3 - A Mercantile Metropolis 49
  • 4 - The World of the Wealthy 53
  • 5 - Dependent People, Helping Hands 63
  • 6 - The Cruel Sea 69
  • 7 - The Black Community 76
  • 8 - A Lawless Rabble 84
  • Reflections 91
  • III - A Dependent People 107
  • 9 - Economic Arguments and Mob Rule 109
  • 10 - A Town at War with Itself 126
  • Reflections 141
  • Epilogue 157
  • Notes 166
  • Bibliography 169
  • Index 187
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