Monthly Archives: February 2015

Census 1860: Wethersfield State Prison: Gender and Race

So I’m developing a new database from the 1860 U.S. Census for Connecticut, and last week I ran across the pages for the state prison, which was in Wethersfield at the time. Some of these data are interesting – at … Continue reading

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Tact and the primary school teacher (1881)

One of the benefits of doing public history is the opportunity to research things that I never would have thought to look into on my own.  For example, last year I was asked to research the history of a school.  … Continue reading

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Advice from 1791

Wow, a year and a half since my last post.  But I have an excuse: I was very busy finishing my dissertation! And then after that I was in a state of intellectual collapse.  I’m feeling better  now, though, thank … Continue reading

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