Hartford: Then and Now

In what ways has Hartford, Connecticut, changed and/or stayed the same over time?

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Roots of Labor Unrest in Progressive-Era CT

What were the causes of the labor unrest that roiled Connecticut in the years between 1900 and World War I?

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Letter from Charles F. Coughlin to his mother, November 16, 1917

Over There: A Connecticut Soldier in France

How do you measure the cost of war?

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Nancy Toney

Abolition and African Americans in Connecticut

In what way did the abolition of slavery indicate progress, or decline, for the lives of African Americans?

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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN PROGRESSIVE-ERA CT: THE BATTLE OVER THE JACK JOHNSON FIGHT FILM

What does the battle over the Johnson-Jeffries fight film tell us about the social position of African Americans in Progressive-Era Connecticut?

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Peach Pit Hogshead

Joining the War Effort, One Peach Pit at a Time

How does an entire society participate in war?

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The Inventions of A. A. Hotchkiss And Sons

How did Sharon, Connecticut, manufacturers A. A. Hotchkiss and Sons contribute to major innovations in U.S. history?

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Exploring Communities: Using Historic Maps to Learn about the Past

Why do our communities look the way they do today?

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Lovely St. School, Avon, 1912

Kids in Connecticut History: Image Analysis Skill-Builder

In what ways have the lives of children in Connecticut changed or stayed the same over time?

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The Iron Industry of Northwest Connecticut

Would there have been a thriving iron industry in Connecticut without the geological and geographical advantages of the northwest corner?

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1685 Dutch Map

Mapping the New World: Dutch Maps of the Colonies

How did the physical geography of New England affect how the colonies developed?

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Connecticut Prepares for War, 1917

How does the role of government change in a time of war?

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Venture Smith: From Slavery to Connecticut Businessman

How can a former slave prosper in a colony where slavery is legal?

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Suffragists

Connecticut Women and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

How have American concepts of freedom and equality changed since the 1870s? How might the changes be perceived differently by different segments of the population?

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“Women of Connecticut: Are You Helping?” The Reaction to Emergency Food Measures During World War I

Do government campaigns to promote “voluntary” patriotic efforts in a time of war strengthen or weaken American democracy?

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Charter Oak: A Symbol of Independence

How would you protect your freedoms?

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On the Move: The Bicycle, Women, and Social Change in the 19th Century

To what extent are technology, fashion, and social reform interconnected?

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A Connecticut Lawyer Stands for Human Rights

To what extent is the international community responsible for the protection of human rights?

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George Washington’s Slave Census

What did the Founding Fathers really think about slavery?

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Connecticut

How did the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) impact Connecticut?

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Who Gets to Vote? History of Voting Rights in Connecticut and the United States

How have the American conceptions of freedom and equality changed over time?

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Kids at Sea in the 19th Century

How did maritime culture influence the people of Connecticut?

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Hill-Stead workers and overseer Allen Cook, ca. 1913

Is That a Mastodon?! A Case Study in Civic Responsibility

To what extent are we, as citizens and communities, responsible for scientifically and/or historically significant finds on public property?

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The Fundamental Orders: Rules and Laws for Early Colonial Connecticut

What is the best way to organize a government? How did laws and rules in the colonies both promote and hinder freedom and equality?

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New London’s Role in American Independence

What was Connecticut’s role in the American Revolution?

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The Amistad Incident and the Face of Slavery

What role did the Amistad incident play in the abolitionist movement in the United States?

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Church & State in the “Land of Steady Habits”

Has there ever been complete separation of church and state in Connecticut?

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Economic Development: Saugatuck’s Development Over Time

In what ways has one town--and Connecticut--changed and/or stayed the same over time?

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World War I Propaganda

What role does propaganda play in a time of war?

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The Black Law in Connecticut

What is social justice?

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Account Book of James Stewart’s General Store

How do we trade goods and services?

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“Making Munitions is a Woman’s Job” During World War I

What impact did the women of Connecticut have on the Great War (WWI)?

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Accused: 17th-Century Witch Trials

What factors led to the 17th-century witchcraft trials in Connecticut?

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W. E. B. Dubois in the office of The Crisis

Black World War I Veterans Demand Civil Rights

How did World War I impact the struggle for civil rights in Connecticut and America?

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Detail of the pamphlet American Ideals

Beware Thy Neighbor? German Americans in Connecticut during WWI

Has America always been a “Land of Opportunity” for immigrants?

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Myron D. Webster Civil War Haversack

How does an entire society participate in war?

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