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

Booth, Robert. (Author).
Book Book (c2011.)
Description: xvi, 330 p. : ill., ports., geneal. tables ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, c2011.
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  • ISBN: 9780312540388 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0312540388 (hardcover) :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-315) and index.
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.
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.
Preface xi
I MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
1 At War
5(11)
2 The Lost Prince
16(18)
3 White Heat
34(23)
4 Panic
57(19)
5 Lost at Sea
76(17)
6 The Prophet
93(16)
II VISIONS & DELUSIONS
7 White Hope
109(16)
8 Celebrations
125(17)
9 Jubilee
142(14)
10 Dreams of New Bliss
156(15)
11 Twilight
171(20)
III INTO THE DARKNESS
12 Nightfall
191(11)
13 The Salem Murder
202(12)
14 Confession
214(10)
15 Imps of Hell & Devils Roam
224(17)
16 Death After Death
241(14)
17 Conflagration
255(18)
IV BLOWN AWAY
18 The Magnate
273(14)
19 The Mirage
287(12)
Acknowledgments 299(2)
Endnotes 301(16)
Index 317(12)
Illustrations 329

Citation:

Booth, Robert. "Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city." New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2011.

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