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

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INDEX
Adams, John, 107
Africa trade, 10, 11, 15-23 passim, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 51, 69, 163
see also Rum distilling and trade; Slave trade
Agriculture, see Farming and landholding
Allen, Timothy, 50
Almay (family), 153n114
Anabaptists, 60
Anglicans (Episcopalians), 3, 52, 59- 60, 130, 131, 163
acrimony and discord, 3, 5, 129- 30, 131-32
conversions to Anglicanism, 59, 130, 132
see also Bisset, George
Anstey, Roger, 23
Arnold, Benedict, 1
Artillery Company (Newport), 152 n104
Artisans, see Craftsmen and tradesmen
Ayrault, Stephen, 18, 29, 32, 117, 129, 157-58, 161
Banister (family), 31
Banister, John, 13
Baptists, 3, 130, 131
Barbados: trade, 12, 17
Belcher, Edward, 100n72
Belknap, Jeremy, 163
Bell, John, 26, 160
Bennett, John, 100n72
Bennett, Jonathan, 134
Bennett, William, 134
Berkeley, George, 3, 59
Bigelow, Bruce, 13, 20
Bissell, Lydia, 72
Bisset, George, 129, 130, 132, 160
Black community, 47, 52, 76-83, 161
education, 79, 161
females, 51, 79
free blacks, 78, 82, 161
by manumission, 52, 82-85, 161
housing, 51, 52
indentured servants, 78, 82, 83
mortality rate, 79-80
self-"government" and "court," 78-79
service in the Continental Army, 161
voting denied, 61
see also Slavery; Slave trade
Boston, 2, 9, 165
slaves, 20, 57, 103n111
taxpayers before the Revolution, 98n50
trade, 2, 9, 14, 20, 165
and relations with Newport, 1, 2, 13, 14, 25, 117, 118, 119
restrictions and protests, 113, 117, 118, 119, 131-32, 147n38, 152n100
Boston Port Bill, 119, 131-32, 152n100
see also Intolerable Acts
Bours, John, 26, 129
Bowers, Captain, 13
Bowler, Metcalf, 140, 146n25
Brenton (family), 138-39
Brett, Mary, 79
Brewer Street ( Newport), 50
Brick Market Place ( Newport), 3

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  • 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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