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
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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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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 (E. Hasket Derby, 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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974.4/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.S1
LC item number
B66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city, Robert Booth
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn682894365
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25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 330 p.
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9780312540388
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(hc)
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2011005078
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ill., maps

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