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Death of an empire :the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city /Robert Booth.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Booth, Robert.
Publication
New York : Thomas Dunne Books
Contents
Masters of the Universe. At war ; The lost prince ; White heat ; Panic ; Lost at sea ; The prophet -- Visions & Delusions. White hope ; Celebrations ; Jubilee ; Dreams of new bliss ; Twilight -- Into the Darkness. Nightfall ; The Salem murder ; Confession ; Imps of hell & devils roam ; Death after death ; Conflagration -- Blown Away. The magnate ; The mirage.
Date
2011.
Edition
1st ed.
Description
Most readers know Salem only for the city's notorious witch trials. But years later it became a very different city, one that produced America's first millionaire (still one of history's 75 wealthiest men) and boasted a maritime trade that made it the country's richest city. Westward expansion and the industrial revolution would eventually erode Salem's political importance, but it was a shocking murder and the scandal that followed which led at last to its fall from national prominence. This book is the tale of a little-known but remarkably rich era of American history, drawing in characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster.
xvi, 330 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Complimentary copy, 2011.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0312540388
9780312540388
GUSN
253145
Call Number
Stacks F74.S1 B66 2011
Descriptive terms
Economic conditions 19th century.
History 19th century.
Murder
Trials (Murder)
Material Type
Biography.
Places
Massachusetts Salem.
Salem (Mass.)

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