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The Leaders of Rhode Island's Golden Age


Picking up where The Makers of Modern Rhode Island left off, Dr. Patrick T. Conley, president of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, takes us through the golden age of the state's history, from 1861 to 1900. From military leaders like General Ambrose Burnside to social reformers such as Sarah Elizabeth Doyle and architects Charles F. McKim and Stanford White, they ensured that the state's contributions to the nation would never be forgotten.

This volume includes more than one hundred biographical sketches of influential Rhode Islanders who helped make this brief span of time the greatest in the state's history.

By Dr. Patrick T. Conley with Contributions by the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. Published by The History Press, 2019. 256 pages, softcover.