Indigenous Students and Connecticut’s Mission Schools

How can we achieve a better understanding of the past in the absence of primary sources that represent the full picture?

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Geographies of Food: The Roles of Migration, Landscape, and Food Availability in the United States

How have geography and history shaped regional differences in foods in the United States?

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Mary Townsend Seymour: A Hartford Activist Fights for Equity

In what ways have communities of color advocated for equity?

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Asian American History in the Civil War Era: Connecticut’s Connection to the Trade in Indentured Chinese Workers

How have American conceptions of freedom and equality changed throughout U.S. history for members of various racial, ethnic, religious, and gender minority groups?

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Learning by Looking: Reading a Post-Civil War Photograph

What can we learn from an anonymous historical photograph?

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The Chinese Educational Mission and How Asian American Stories Reframe American History

How did participating in the Chinese Educational Mission influence both its students and America?

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The Black Panthers and the May Day Rally in New Haven

How is the First Amendment used to advocate for justice in America?

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The Immigrant Experience During World War I: Enemy Aliens

How did the government effort to mobilize and monitor the Connecticut home front during World War I affect the immigrant experience and conceptions of national identity?

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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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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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The Pequot War

How does colonization affect indigenous people?

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George Washington’s Slave Census

What did the Founding Fathers really think about slavery?

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