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

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

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Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city
Title
Death of an empire
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the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city
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Robert Booth
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Death of an empire
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the rise and murderous fall of Salem, Americas richest city
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eng
Summary
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
Summary
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 thetale of a little-known but remarkably rich era of American history, drawing in characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster
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contains biographical information
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393358
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Booth, Robert
Dewey number
974.4/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.S1
LC item number
B66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
adult
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the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city
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Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city, Robert Booth
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780312540388
Lccn
2011005078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 682894365
  • (OCoLC)682894365
Label
Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city, Robert Booth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780312540388
Lccn
2011005078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 682894365
  • (OCoLC)682894365

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