Newport: A Concise History, by C.P.B. Jefferys, is an overview of Newport’s history in about 100 pages. The six chapters cover: Newport Begins, 1639-1700; The Thriving Colonial Seaport, 1700-1770; The Road to Revolution, Economic Disaster, and Revival, 1770-1840; Queen of Resorts, 1840-1930; Recovery, Restoration, and Redevelopment, 1930-1976; Competing Three-and-Three-Quarters Centuries, 1796 and beyond This fourth edition is generously illustrated with historic images and black and white photographs.
By C.P.B. Jefferys, Published by the Newport Historical Society, 2008, 112 pages, softcover.