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Remembering Connecticut

Remembering Connecticut

With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of Connecticut, Sam L. Rothman provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Connecticut. The Nutmeg State, the Constitution State, the Land of Steady Habits. For a state... more

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  • ISBN 9781596526983
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of Connecticut, Sam L. Rothman provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Connecticut. The Nutmeg State, the Constitution State, the Land of Steady Habits. For a state that some derisively claim is “no bigger than a postage stamp,” there is no shortage of nicknames or descriptors for Connecticut. Nor is there any shortage of history! Remembering Connecticut celebrates 80 years of growth, change, and reform through a collection of snapshots, each providing a unique and different viewpoint. The result is not a narration, but rather a set of impressions captured through the lenses of many different cameras. From the decades following the Civil War we view Connecticut’s inventiveness and industrial genius through its mills and factories. In its neighborhoods, colleges, and rural towns we glimpse its religious, cultural, and intellectual wealth. Along rural lanes, railroads, rivers, and highways we catch images of its farmers, workers, and war heroes, of its reformers, industrial statesmen, inventors, and schoolchildren. Through train wrecks, floods, and blizzards, Remembering Connecticut provides a glimpse at the hardscrabble toughness that characterizes the people of Connecticut.