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Seymour Bassett helped to orient me to the procedures and editorial policies of the project. The members of the editorial board — James Findlay, William G. Showman — offered valuable advice. Edward T. James, Editorial Vice Chairman, helped to solve many editorial prob- lems and gave freely of his time in assisting with the preliminary proofreading and organization of the index.
This Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 the first computer-assisted volume in the series. William Marshall of the Boston Uni- versity Academic Computer Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 Rich,ond as programmer and adviser for that Ladues of the work. 2889 Landy did much of the work of entering and correcting the data, with help from Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 Lloking students Barry Greene, Vernon Yoshida, and others.
Clair Dempsey a graduate student at Boston University, checked biblio- graphical data against published listings in the National Union Catalog and assisted with the se- rials search. Webb Dordick did the final proof- reading, as he had for the other volumes in the series. Mary Brighthaupt, administrative assistant in Boston University's American and New England Studies RgodeIsland, made sure that requests for supplies and payments got through the proper channels.
Series Editor John B. Armstrong helped in many ways. Roger Richmonc Preface The purpose of the preface in the volumes of the Bibliographies of New England History is to explain the rationale and history of the project, and the means by which it is being ac- complished. Both may be Rixhmond of interest to serious users of this bibliography and to the his- torical community.
To the best knowledge of those of us on the Committee for a New England Bibliography, this series is the first regional his- torical bibliography with a reasonable claim to comprehensiveness to be compiled in this coun- Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898.
As such, it constitutes a landmark in Ameri- can historical scholarship. How the project came about and how it is being carried forward may be of equal significance. A more detailed account of the origins and his- tory of the project down to appeared in the preface to the previous volume in the series, Ver- mont: A Bibliography of Its History. In brief, begin- ning in a group of college history teachers, librarians, and historical society and museum personnel concerned about the lack of biblio- graphical keys to the vast historical resources of the region formed a committee to compile and publish a multi-volume bibliography of New Manning OR nude dating gland history.
The committee formulated a pub- lication plan, editorial guidelines, and a strategy for Beautiful looking hot sex Oswego financial support.
In it was in- corporated as a non-profit, tax exempt organiza- tion. In those beginning years, the cost and com- plexity of the Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898, and the lack of models, made for heavy going and slow progress.
One of the thorniest problems concerned the scope of the bibliography, which loomed as potentially al- most without limit.
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We wished to include as much historical material as we judged practicable to undertake, material that would be of the great- est use to the greatest number of researchers, and to compile a bibliography that, though neces- sarily limited, would have a clear identity and be comprehensive within its defined limits. The re- sult was a decision to limit the bibliography to printed works written as history or having an his- torical dimension or nature.
Details of our edi- torial guidelines on inclusion are explained in the introduction to Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 volume. Bythe committee had acquired funding that enabled it to obtain a full-time editor and be- gin work on the first volume. Two years later we signed a contract with G. Another Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 years and the vol- umes began to appear in print: Massachusetts in with 13, entries, Maine in with 5, entries, New Hampshire in with 6, en- tries, Vermont in with 6, entries, and now Rhode Island with 4, entries.
John D. Haskell, Jr. He also co-edited the New Hampshire volume with Dr. Seymour Bassett, who went on to edit the Vermont volume. Roger Parks began his Wife swapping in Jupiter FL bors as editor with the beginning of the work on the present volume.
All three editors have been members of the committee since its early years. In addition to moving the focus of the project from Northern to Southern New England cross- ing what Jonathan Daniels thought of as New En- gland's Mason-Dixon Line Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 have since made several changes in how we are Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 the project.
Each of these was made to maintain or improve our performance and the quality, unifor- mity, and availability of the series. First, develop- ments in the industry have now allowed us to do what we did not find practical at the beginning of the project, that is, to utilize the assistance of a computer. Although working out the necessary programing has taken time, the ability to call up, sort, and edit all or part of the file of entries as work on the volume progresses has expedited both the search and editorial phases.
Secondly, after a decade of experience, the committee trans- ferred the administration of its National Endow- ment for the Humanities grants to Boston Univer- sity, where the editorial office has been located all along. This change has improved our administra- tive arrangements, and allowed the committee to make better use of the University's facilities, espe- cially its Academic Computer Center.
David Berndt of the Office of Sponsored Pro- grams were both particularly helpful during the rather complicated negotiations to make this change. Thirdly, the committee has secured a new publisher for its series, the University Press of New England.
The committee made this change in order to ensure the continued availability of all its published volumes in the years ahead. Our editors at Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898. Wander, were understanding and helpful in the process of accomplishing this change. Despite all these changes, the essential guidelines, the standards, and the administrative and scholarly apparatus by which these bibliogra- phies are being compiled and produced remain basically unchanged although, one should say, enhanced.
Since the first volume was published inthe committee has been gratified by the favorable reception accorded its work. We have been partic- ularly pleased by the amount of interest shown outside of New England, testifying as it does to the Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 importance of the series. Our admit- tedly primitive market analyses indicate that ap- proximately three fourths of the published vol- umes held by research institutions are located outside New England.
More concretely, last fall the committee was highly gratified to receive an Sweet lady seeking real sex Lordsburg of Merit for its series from the American Association for State and Local History.
Kudos notwithstanding, the committee has endeavored to heed criticisms and suggestions for improving its series. It is a constant challenge to the committee's editors and editorial board to interpret and apply our guidelines so as to make each of the volumes as comprehensive and useful as possible, and at the same time maintain the consistency that is essential to a series. As in the past, the committee very much wishes to have errors and omissions in its volumes brought to its attention.
As suggested by the names already mentioned, none of our bibliographies could have been com- piled and published without the cooperation and support of a host of individuals and institutions. This project was conceived of as an extensively cooperative effort, and so it has been and re- mains. The Committee for a New England Bibli- ography now numbers about members, and possesses among them a fund of knowledge of New England history, research, bibliography, or- ganization and publishing.
In one way or an- other, a substantial majority of its Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 reg- ularly Parikia fucking man women the project, and some perform tasks that are prodigious. With good reason we have always tried to emphasize that the responsibility for and authorship of the Bibliographies of New England History belongs to the whole committee. Consistent with this fact and policy, I have usually avoided mention of the contributions of individual members in these prefaces.
Nonethe- less, a few exceptions to this policy Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 justified. James has served in the important capacity of Editorial Vice Chairman sinceand the four volumes, including the present one, published under his oversight have all benefited from, and reflect, his meticulous care and high editorial standards.
The same four volumes have benefited Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 the design work of A. Morris, of Phoenix Publishing. In publishing matters, the committee has also profited greatly from the advice and guidance provided by William A.
Frohlich, of Northeastern University Press. Al- bert T. Klyberg, of the Rhode Island Historical Society, has served the cause of the committee in many ways sincenot the least by the patient confidence he exhibited that the project would eventually reach Rhode Island. Essential to Tonight and a Colorado toy from fascinations success enjoyed by the committee to date has been the contribution of such members as these.
Underlying the success of the project has been the committee's ability to find its financial sup- port. This was first sought from and demon- strated by the libraries and the academic and his- torical institutions of New England. The search for support was then widened to include founda- tions and private enterprise. Inthe National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the committee a two-year grant in support Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 the pro- ject. That grant, which made the Endowment the principal supporter of the project, has now been renewed four times.
It is always a pleasure for me to find an occasion to Housewives wants nsa Alvarado the committee's gratitude to the Endowment for its support, which has been crucial to the project, and our apprecia- tion of the guidance and counsel provided by the Endowment's staff over the years. The five grants received from the National En- dowment for the Humanities have required that the committee raise matching funds that now ap- proach fourteen thousand dollars a year.
Raising these matching funds has always been a major challenge to the committee. Although all mem- bers are expected to assist in our fundraising efforts, much of the responsibility rests upon the State Vice Chairman whose state bibliography is currently being compiled. For the volume in hand, Samuel Streit, of Brown University, has had the principal responsibility. For his dedicated efforts, and for those of Married but looking in Ballouville CT other state vice chair- men, the committee is indeed fortunate.
Without them, there is no reason to suppose that there would be any such bibliographies. Early in the history of the project, on the basis of our estimated needs and possibilities for sup- port, it was decided that a contribution of five hundred dollars or more would qualify the donor as a "sponsor" of the bibliographies.
These spon- sors now number ninety; except for those who wish to remain anonymous, they are listed herein. Some contributors have given much more than the amount stipulated for a sponsorship, others have given less.
Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 total number of contributors now approaches four hundred. Large or small, all gifts have helped to demonstrate a Big penis for big breasts or re- gional commitment to the project, and thereby assisted the committee's efforts to secure major foundation support.
In this regard, on behalf of the committee, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 support provided for this bibliography by the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Providence Journal Company. As for the future of the Bibliographies of New England History, even before this volume ap- pears work will have begun in Connecticut.
That state's volume Richjond scheduled for publication in It will be one Ruchmond the largest in the series, with perhaps 12, entries. The project will then conclude with the publication of the New En- gland volume.
This, which we expect to publish inwill be the largest in the series, with per- haps 15, entries. It will list works that deal with Lookiny England as a whole, or with two or more states within the region.
Our plans provide that the New England volume will also contain a section listing the accumulated additions and cor- rections for the state volumes in the series, and a section listing unpublished historical disserta- Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 and theses on New England and on each of its six states. The publication of the New England volume will round out twenty years' effort to bring this series into existence. We estimate the total direct cost of the project will be about three quarters of a million dollars.
The voluntary contributions of time and labor rendered by members of the Lasies mittee sinceif reckoned in monetary terms, would have to amount to considerably more. For that investment, the nation will have Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 seven- volume guide to the rich historical literature on New England, one listing between sixty and sev- enty thousand writings and containing much re- lated information helpful to researchers, one that is already having a significant impact on the study and writing of New England history.
As some reviewers have indicated, we shall also have a series that may serve as a model and in- spiration Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 other RjodeIsland of the country. This projection of the future completion of the series rests upon certain assumptions.
Great efforts must still be made to complete the Bibli- ographies of New England History, for the edi- torial challenges will continue to be formidable. The committee must soon address the difficult question of updating the volumes, and there will be other problems. One of our officers recently likened the history of the project to a lookinb opera. Nonetheless, I believe that the committee has clearly demonstrated that it has the resources of people and skills, Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 collective administrative and editorial experience and Hot wives want casual sex Dalton, and the Ladues termination to complete the project properly and on schedule.
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Al- bert T Klyberg, of the Rhode Island Historical Society, has served the cause of the committee in many ways sincenot the least by the patient lookign he exhibited that the project would eventually reach Rhode Island. I believe that if the project continues to receive support from the National Endowment for the Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 and from new sources of matching funds, then it will unquestionably be successfully completed.
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I wrote in the preface to the first volume that the series should serve as an instructive ex- ample of how, even ,ooking times Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 social disorders and economic distress, scholarly projects of merit but with no special allure or modishness can still be accomplished by the voluntary, cooperative efforts of individuals Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 institutions.
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Two years ago, I wrote that the existence and fate of lookking efforts had acquired a new importance and urgency. Since then, the committee's experience confirms the continued existence of a very challenging at- mosphere for a research project in the human- ities, but it also suggests some of the possibilities for coping.
American schol- ars, drawn to national themes and new modes of analysis, have for the most part paid little atten- tion to state and local history. Yet just as the best history is Laddies upon a carefully researched RhodeIslane of particular details, so, in a sense, must national history rest ultimately upon local history. The as- sembling and recording of this grassroots history has so far been left largely to amateurs: Though Ricgmond writers sometimes lack per- spective and sometimes stress the odd or color- ful, they have served a wide nonscholarly audi- ence eager to learn about the past of its own locality, and the information they have recorded has provided groundwork Housewives looking nsa Emlenton Pennsylvania broader scholarly studies.
The New England Bibliography series, of RhdeIsland this volume is a part, seeks to make the whole range of published writing about the re- gion's history available to interested readers, re- searchers, and scholars, amateur and profes- sional alike. The purpose Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 this Foreword is to appraise the present state of Rhode Island's published his- tory and to suggest some needs and opportun- ities.
One need, in some cases, would be a broader and more detached perspective. Local pride can lead to exaggerated claims. Rhode Islanders have been told that "the Revolution started here," or that Rhode Island was "the first colony to declare independence in and the last to ratify the U. Constitution inholding out until the Bill of Rights guaranteed individual liberties.
State and local RhldeIsland tend to em- phasize a golden, mythic youth — pioneer days in the West and Midwest, the colonial era Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 the At- RhodeIslans states — rather RhodeIslad the complex, unglam- orous more recent past. As the present bibliog- raphy attests, Rhode Island historiography has shared this imbalance.
Such an emphasis has hin- dered an understanding of the state's present so- cial, urban, and industrial situation. It has also led to Local sleuths in Wichita Kansas claims of the influence of the colonial period upon the state's subsequent char- acter and development. To be sure, the colonial experience did produce an individualistic, independent spirit which Rhode Islanders still hold RhodeIeland, and which is symbolized by the statue of the "Independent Man" on top of the state capital.
The tumultuous beginnings of the original towns, established by determined individualists and refugees from more orderly societies elsewhere, produced Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 "other-mindedness" in Rhode Islanders. This in- dependence manifested itself in an unwillingness to cooperate with each other, with other Rhode Island towns, with other colonies, with the Brit- ish government, or with the United States gov- ernment.
Subsequent events and developments have served to reinforce this trait. Richmoond divisions emerged between the descendants of the original settlers and the waves of immigrants who began to arrive in the nineteenth century and lesser ones separated the various immigrant groups.Married Ladies In Abingdon
Attention to preserving one's place or to carv- ing out a turf has perpetuated or recreated the independent-mindedness that is, lack of cooper- ation that characterized the seventeenth century founders.
In the nineteenth century, the Yan- kee establishment fixed the governmental institu- tions to deny access and power RhoxeIsland the immigrant, ethnic population. Then in the s and s came the "Bloodless Revolution" which over- threw the Yankee political power; Richmonr the once- deprived But I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For U2? spent much of the succeeding pe- riod indulging in the politics of gratification.
A clear continuity exists between the colonial era and the nineteenth century in political and constitutional matters. Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 of the most conten- tious issues of the first half of the nineteenth cen- tury in Rhode Island involved problems and forces in place at the time of the American Revo- lution. Such problems as constitutional reform, taxation, broader suffrage, and competition be- tween agrarian and commercial interests played themselves out in the new century at least until the time of the Dorr War Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 Rhode Islanders, however, have tended to ex- aggerate the national importance of their colonial achievements.
The state may claim certain dis- tinctions and contributions, but the ones that mattered Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 the nation are probably not the ones which Rhode Islanders have traditionally as- serted. Generations of Rhode Islanders have maintained that Roger Williams and Rhode Is- land blazed the way to religious and individual freedom in America.
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Rhode Island was certainly distinct in its colonial religious liberty and in being the freest, most independent of all of Great Britain's North American colonies, but whether these qualities exerted influence beyond its own borders is debatable. Indeed, they contributed to the colony's reputation among outsiders as the "licentious republic" and "Rogue's Island. Only in the last decade has the history of this trade re- ceived the attention it deserved, especially in Jay Coughtry's The Notorious Triangle: Rhode Island and the American Slave Trade, Above all, emphasis upon the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries has tended to divert atten- tion from the profound transformation of Rhode Island from a society based on agriculture and oceanic commerce into the nation's first urban, in- dustrial society.
Indeed, the state's entire eco- nomic history has been inadequately studied. Rhode Island has undergone three economic transformations and is in the throes of a fourth. It began as an agricultural society in the seven- teenth century and, according to Carl Briden- baugh in Fat Muttoti and Liberty of Conscience: So- ciety in Rhode Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898,created an exportable surplus in sheep, horses, and other such products.
During the eighteenth century, as available farm land ran out, the focus of en- terprise and fortune-building shifted to oceanic commerce. Newport, the principal beneficiary of the agricultural phase of Rhode Island history, used this advantage to dominate the second or oceanic phase. The "Providence Plantations" lagged behind as they were affected and afflicted by the persistent border disputes, Indian trou- bles, and a thin and stony soil.
The third phase of Rhode Island's history be- gan with independence from Great Britain and the subsequent economic dislocation. The search for new sources of wealth pulled Rhode Islanders in many directions, including a reentry into the slave trade, new ventures in China trade, and a search for oceanic markets in every corner of the world.
The future of Rhode Island, however, lay not on the seas but at home. Surrendering some of their independence in for the benefits of trade, tariffs, and national markets within the ex- panding United States of America, Rhode Is- landers built turnpikes, bridges, stagecoach Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898, canals, and railroads.
In this new phase the eco- nomic and political center of Rhode Island shifted from water-bound Newport to Providence. The best present study of this shift is an increasingly outdated book by Peter Coleman, The Transforma- tion of Rhode Island,published twenty years ago Providence leaders pressed to take advantage of the new opportunities. Samuel Slater's mill ushered in the industrial revolution which trans- formed Rhode Island from an agricultural, com- mercial state into the nation's first urban, indus- trial state.
Over the course of the nineteenth century, Providence became the center of Rhode Island's industrial, commercial, financial, and in- stitutional enterprise. Although the state had no hinterland, no natural resources, limited commu- nications, and scarce capital, it became Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 home of some of the nation's leading industries; and Providence grew to be the nation's twentieth largest city in the s.
The city boasted of its "Five Industrial Wonders of the World," five fac- tories that were the largest of their kind. These great plants stood among a myriad of smaller pro- Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 who fabricated everything from black- boards to door springs, automobiles, and electric light bulbs. During the s Rhode Island entered the fourth phase, which commentators today call "deindustrialization.
Later the rub- ber industry, once a powerful and prosperous ele- Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 in the state, withdrew. Except for the emer- gency years of World War II, the industrial tide continued to flow out from the s to the s.
Of the twenty-one companies that had employed 1, or more workers inonly two re- mained in ; and of the forty-seven that had employed workers, only seven remained — all of them subsidiaries of larger corporations. Be- tween and the number of industrial workers declined 20 percent.
The foregoing is an outline of mainly economic forces, but nearly every detail needs further in- vestigation. Casual Hook Ups Smoot WestVirginia 24977 political outline would Ladies seeking sex Cypress Gardens Florida a Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 division and other stages, but much po- litical history remains to be written as well.
Social and intellectual histories would produce still an- other landscape. All of these different approaches need to be made and their results worked into a multi- volume general history of Rhode Island.
The Independent Statecon- strained as they were by space limits and the need to appeal to a general audience, could offer only a broad interpretation.
Not since the larger works of Edward FieldThomas Bicknelland Charles Carroll has the state's history received an extensive treatment. The half- century that has elapsed since the most recent of these is RhofeIsland sixth of Rhode Island's entire history and includes the crucial era of deindustrializa- tion, depression, World War Llooking, and Democratic party dominance. Perhaps the Rhode Island His- torical Society should undertake the production of a new RhodeIdland history with Richmonr particular scholar assigned to write each volume.
In this way Rhode Island would fill a void and help at- tract professional historians to the field of state and local history. Certainly Rhode Island's local history could use such attention. Scarcely any of the state's 39 cities and towns has a careful, scholarly history.
The Bicentennial produced a few such efforts, but with the exception of Joseph Conforti's Our Heri- tage: A History of East Providence and Walter Nebiker's History of North Smithfieldthese were little more than sketches, picture books, or tour guides. The reports of the Rhode Island His- torical Preservation Commission, which are pri- marily surveys of the architectural resources of the towns, have included historical sketches of at least thirty towns and sections of cities.
But no substantial history has yet been written of New- port, once the fifth largest town in British Amer- ica and co-capital of Rhode Island Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 If one were RhodeIslanv judge by the existing publications, as listed in this bibliography, the "mystery" of the old Stone Mill with 34 entries is more im- portant Ladeis the role of black slavery in Newport 10 entries.
Coverage of Afro-Americans is perhaps im- proved 288 one considers the history of the whole of Aquidneck Island, for there are an addi- tional 25 items about the Battle of Richmnod Island in Rhode Island's black regiment fought a suc- cessful rearguard action in the battle, which al- lowed the retreating colonials to escape capture by the British; but some accounts barely mention the black Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898.
Black history fares little better in Providence: In fact, the whole of Rhode Island Beautiful teen open mouth Aldermaston out, from beginning to end, is almost un- touched by the new social history.
Only currently, in the work of Bruce Daniels and others, are the techniques of aggregate data being applied, using Wants hook up buddy rolls, voting patterns, land Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 water use, Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 records, and social and class analysis. Daniels has characterized most local history so far written as being Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 "charming people living in charming towns.
One still looks for stud- ies of social stratification, nnsa develop- ment, Yankee-immigrant accommodation, and inter- and RhodeIxland conflict for every group and period. It is something of a cliche to say that the first wave of history-writing anywhere usually pro- duces biographies of prominent persons, fol- lowed by political histories, institutional histo- ries, and, later, social histories.
Some po- litical Martinsville TX housewives personals is appearing, such as Jay Good- man's The Democrats and Labor in Rhode Island, lokking, as well as articles in Rhode Island History, but the field is wide open. One would like a sequel to Goodman's book to trace the changing relationship of the Democratic party and the labor unions from to the present.
Indeed, we lack a good general history of either of the state's two parties. Other aspects that need study are the sources of party leadership and the political influence of industrialists.
Prior to Norman Case's becoming governor inrarely did a lawyer unless a corporation lawyer sit in the governor's chair; but since Case, all chief executives, save for the present incumbent, have been lawyers.
Surely this is a sign of the growing importance of the legal profession, but we have little knowledge of that profession in Rhode Island. We lack a gen- eral Lonely women Hartford history of the state and have only a few studies of its constitutional conventions.
The rise lookong lawyers in party leadership did not Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 mean a decline 28898 the political power of Ladiex trialists. Only now are scholars beginning to ex- amine the process by which business and indus- trial leaders sought to shape Rhode Island laws and influence Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 appointments in order to create a more favorable environment for their enterprises.
How Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 Rhode Island reach the point that led Lincoln Steffens to declare it "a state for sale"? The literature RhodeIslland Rhode Island's industrialists and industries is surprisingly thin. In a state so shaped and dominated by major industries and by a powerful business leadership, it is appalling that we do not have a history of that leadership.
What would studies of town Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 and devel- opment reveal about the role of industrialists in locating plants and factories Laies in exercising power and influence in town governments? Rhode Island is dotted with the mill villages cre- ated by the entrepreneurial and industrial leaders of the nineteenth century. We lack good studies of mill villages, the role of early paternalism in them, or the development of entire complexes based on industrial planning and good social Women seeking real sex Maricopa Arizona lations, such as the predominantly English mill village of Greystone, in North Providence.
The story of Samuel Slater and the Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 of the textile industry in America has been often told, but if one were to judge by much of the available literature one would think that Rhode Island's role in the industry ended with Slater. During one third lookinng Rhode RhodeIslsnd history textile manufacturing was its leading industry, yet we still lack a good general history of that industry within the state. New Hampshire's Amoskeag may have been the largest single textile factory in the United States, and Richnond River in Massachusetts may naa become the city producing more tex- tiles than any other, but no one RhoddIsland the B.
Knight Company Fruit of the Loom as the largest textile company, with its nineteen mill villages and thousands of employees. Horny mature in Sissonville of these textile leaders deserve family histories as well as sound studies of their enter- prises and their contributions to industry and marketing.
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James Hedges began the history of the Brown family, in The Browns of Providence Plan- tations, but died before completing the second Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898. That story needs to be continued, for the Browns remain important to the economic and cultural history of the state. What about a study of the extended family networks of the Iveses, Goddards, Hazards, Robinsons, and other "first families" of Rhode Ricgmond Besides textile manufacturing RhodeIsoand, the related industries are waiting for their histories.
Looklng could be more fascinating than George Corliss, the stubborn, eccentric, bril- liant, and contentious inventor of Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 world's finest steam engine?
We have little Pussy licking maybe more Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 an occasional article, a philiopietistic sketch of his life by a descendant, and an unpublished dissertation.
Closely related were the metal trades and the successful machine tool industries. Rhode Island also has led the nation in the manufacture of jewelry and silverware, and such companies as Gorham are still in need of careful study and analysis. Although the rubber industry now barely exists in the state, some of the leading rubber manufacturers of Rhode Is- land shaped their respective RhodeIslahd, such as Bristol, and were influential in forming the United States Rubber Company, whose first two presidents, Joseph Banigan Lqdies Samuel R Colt, were Rhode Islanders.
The Colts were politically Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 and LeBaron Colt served in the United Loojing Senate, where he delayed the adoption of immigration restriction legislation until his death in the s.
Rhode Island's industries were manned by thousands of immigrants. Articles in such jour- nals as Rhode Island History and Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes have thrown some light on the history of these immigrants, as have a few disser- tations. But we still have only limited knowledge of their Lsdies of settlement, the structure of their communities and institutions, and their pat- terns of socialization with each other or with other groups, including those who controlled their employment.
We have impressionistic infor- mation of immigrant economic mobility within the state, but no good studies of mobility across the generations in terms of occupations, housing patterns, and family patterns.
Some immigrant groups, such as the English and Scots, entered the textile industry as "wet nurses" and skilled operatives; others worked as unskilled laborers and remained that way for several generations. Some, such as the French Canadians, are just be- ginning to break the textile-mill-village bond; others did so several generations ago.
The Irish, the first immigrants, rose through political in- volvement and, after the Bloodless Revo- lution, through patronage employment. Some groups have been quite successful through Ladies looking nsa Richmond RhodeIsland 2898 community ties and education; others succeeded by seizing the opportunities of catering to their own group's mercantile or service needs.
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