Connecticut history

Culture
4:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Logbooks: Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory

Author Anne Farrow will be speaking  on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 6 p.m., at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave, Connecticut.

In The Logbooks:  Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory, journalist Anne Farrow explores a part of U.S. history that she says we, as a nation, have collectively forgotten.  Farrow writes, it's the history of "a labor system that held millions in bondage."  At the same time, slavery was an economic machine that generated great wealth for some families and made Connecticut prosperous. 

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Newtown history
11:45 am
Fri August 2, 2013

A different kind of look at Newtown: celebrating its colorful history

Daniel Cruson, author of "Legendary Locals of Newtown"
Credit Craig LeMoult

Newtown, Connecticut has been known for one thing since the shooting there in December. But the town has a long and colorful history, and that's what Daniel Cruson wants people to think about when they think of Newtown. He's the town historian, and the author of a new book called "Legendary Locals of Newtown." He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.