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A historian doing original research will usually find herself working with handwritten historic documents.  These can include letters, diaries, account books, census pages, tax records, and anything else that people think they need to write down.  And some of those … Continue reading

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Americanization: Hartford, CT

One of my current research projects is the early 20th century Americanization movement.  One of my period sources claims (in 1919) that the movement started in 1914, but I recently discovered this article from the February 23, 1903 Hartford Courant: … Continue reading

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