A History of Mystic Connecticut: From Pequot Village to Tourist Town
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BeschreibungIn "A History of Mystic, Connecticut," author and former Mystic Seaport librarian Leigh Fought relates the compelling story of this picturesque coastal community. Forged from the brutal Pequot War, for years Mystic was a quiet little farming village. Then came the War of 1812, when Mystic's upstart venture capitalists seized on the war's dislocations to transform the settlement into a shipbuilding powerhouse. The shipyards launched vessels by the hundreds and an industry was born. The Civil War, steam-powered ships and the decline of commercial whaling halted Mystic's shipbuilding boom. Yet the town recovered, transforming itself into the charming nauticalthemed tourist destination that has enchanted millions. Read Fought's comprehensive narrative to discover Mystic's role in New England's thrilling maritime saga.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HISTORY PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2007
Seitenanzahl: 155 Seiten