Wicked Hartford

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The History Press #ad - One of the oldest cities in America, Hartford holds plenty of sinful stories. Local journalist daniel birdsall fought to expose corruption in the powerful insurance industry and local government at the expense of his own printing presses. Tension between unions and "robber barons" such as Jay Gould spilled into the streets during the Gilded Age.

Author steve thornton takes readers on an exciting journey through the seedy underbelly of Hartford's past. Famed inventor and industrialist Samuel Colt sold arms to both the North and South in the buildup to the Civil War. The notorious seyms Street jail was the subject of national criticism and scandal for its deplorable conditions.

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Vanished Downtown Hartford Lost

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The History Press #ad - In the 1960s, constitution Plaza replaced an entire neighborhood on Hartford's east side. Those buildings that survive have been repurposed--the Old State House, built in 1796, is one of the oldest and has found new life as a museum. Banks have yielded to newer banks, and organizations like the YMCA are now parking lots.

Yet the memory of these bygone landmarks and scenes has not been lost. Early nineteenth-century illustrations of Hartford, Connecticut, show church steeples towering over the Victorian homes and brownstone facades of businesses around them. Used book in Good Condition. The city has evolved in the name of progress, allowing treasured buildings to pass into history.

Vanished Downtown Hartford Lost #ad - The modern skyline of the town has lost many of these elegant steeples and their quaint and smaller neighbors. Historian daniel sterner recalls the lost face of downtown and preserves the historic landmarks that still remain with this nostalgic exploration of Hartford's structural evolution.

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Oral History in Social Work: Research, Assessment, and Intervention SAGE Human Services Guides

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The text is illustrated with examples of oral histories including those of ethnic and racial minorities, new immigrants and elderly women. Ruth martin defines oral history and introduces readers to its basic principles and methodologies. This is an excellent guide to conducting oral history research.

. She then provides step-by-step guidelines for using oral histories in various settings with diverse populations.

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Along the Valley Line: The History of the Connecticut Valley Railroad Garnet Books

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Wesleyan University Press #ad - Until now the history of this popular tourist attraction has been the stuff of local lore and legend. Offering tales of train wrecks, ghost sightings, booms and busts, Along the Valley Line will be treasured by railroad enthusiasts and historians alike. Completed in 1871, today the railroad is known throughout New England for the nostalgic steam-powered excursion trains that run on a portion of the line between Essex and Chester.

Miller, provides the first comprehensive history of the Connecticut Valley Railroad through maps, bridges, ephemera, and archival photographs of the trains, and scenery surrounding the line. The connecticut valley railroad once carried both passengers and freight along the west bank of the Connecticut River between Hartford and Old Saybrook.

Along the Valley Line: The History of the Connecticut Valley Railroad Garnet Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This book, written by railroad historian and former vice president and director of Valley Railroad, Max R.

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Into the Valley: Marines at Guadalcanal

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University of Nebraska Press #ad - John hersey 1914–93 was a correspondent for time and Life magazines when in 1942 he was sent to cover Guadalcanal, the largest of the Solomon Islands in the Western Pacific. While the battle itself was not of great significance, recounts conversations among the men before, and after battle, during, Hersey gives insightful details concerning the jungle environment, and describes how the wounded were evacuated as well as other works of daily heroism.

Into the Valley: Marines at Guadalcanal #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. While there, hersey observed a small battle upon which Into the Valley is based. Used book in Good Condition.

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Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut

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North Country Books #ad - It's a small state with amazing variety that makes the 169 Club a fun and rewarding adventure. Elzabeth J. Normen, publisher, Connecticut Explored Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. You'll experience historic town greens and new city centers, revitalized mills sprouting microbreweries and local farms offering local farm-to-table foods, and maritime villages and rural upland communities.

Every one of connecticut's 169 towns has a story shaped by its geography and its people--the first inhabited the state more than 10, the Dutch traders, and Africans--enslaved and free--who settled towns as one of the original 13 colonies, English settlers, 000 years ago, and successive waves of immigrants who moved its story forward.

Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut #ad - Connecticut has it all! this guide, written by town historians and other local boosters, offers the backstory to your discovery of what makes Connecticut so special.

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