New Haven: From Puritanism to the Age of Terrorism

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Arcadia Publishing, 2004 - History - 159 pages
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From the days of the Quinnipiack Indians and the arrival of the first Puritan settlers in 1638, a fascinating cycle of prosperity, decline, and renewal has played out in the streets of New Haven and the quads of Yale University. Home to President Lincoln's bodyguard and the constitutional delegate whose compromise led to our nation's bicameral legislature, this Connecticut city has been the stage for a dramatic story of immigration, industry, and defiance.
 

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Engaging and learned a lot about New Haven and Connecticut.

Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Continuity and the Road to Independence
25
A New Nation and the Road to Freedom
42
The Civil ar and the Road to Prosperity
63
The Twentieth Century and the End of Prosperity
114
Decay and Renewal
130
Epilogue
148
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Historian Michael Sletcher is editor of the Benjamin Franklin Papers at Yale University. A Commonwealth Scholarship award winner, visiting fellow at Harvard University, and lifetime fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, he taught colonial American history at the University of Cambridge and has published a wide variety of professional articles.

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