Protected: From Runaway Slave to American Success: James L. Smith in Norwich

To what extent was the North a “land of opportunity” for people of color in the early 1800s?

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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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Local Geography and King Philip’s War

What role does geography play in conflict?

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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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The Hartford Convention: An Act of Treason?

Was the Hartford Convention an act of treason?

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Locals Stand Strong: The Battle of Stonington in the War of 1812

What is the significance of a military victory in the face of overwhelming odds, both at the time of the event and when looking back on history?

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Late 1960s Civil Unrest in Connecticut’s Capital City

What conditions led to civil unrest in the 1960s?

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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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Bilingual Education for Spanish Speakers in 1970s Hartford

How have communities advocated for fair and equal access to education in Connecticut?

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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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Post-World War II Puerto Rican Farm Labor Migration to Connecticut

How did Connecticut industries influence migration and immigration to the state and the development of new communities?

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Visions of Change: Colt and the Growth of Industrial Connecticut

What impact did industrialization have on people’s lives in the mid- to late-19th century?

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Life Along the Salmon Brook: A Connecticut Town in the Early Industrial Era

How did the Industrial Revolution change small towns in Connecticut/New England?

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Connecticut’s Ratification of the Constitution

How are decisions made about how a nation should be governed?

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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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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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“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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Connecticut Prepares for War, 1917

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

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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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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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World War I Propaganda

What role does propaganda play in a time of war?

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Connecticut

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

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Myron D. Webster Civil War Haversack

How does an entire society participate in war?

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The Pequot War

How does colonization affect indigenous people?

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Caleb Brewster & The Culper Ring

In what ways did “ordinary” Americans contribute to the American Revolution?

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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 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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