By Charles A. Wills
A heritage of Connecticut, from its early exploration and cost to the nation at the present time.
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In 1852, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, a native of Litchfield, gave abolitionism a great boost with her best-selling novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Set on a Southern plantation, the book converted thousands of Americans to the antislavery cause. In the proslavery South, even possessing the book was considered dangerous. An abolitionist with a more radical approach was Torrington-born John Page 33 First published in installments in the antislavery newspaper National Era, Uncle Tom's Cabin sold 300,000 copies in a few months when it appeared in book form in 1852.
The maker of this 17th-century map oriented the map with the North directional at the right of the imagenot at the top, where it is usually found. A talented scientist as well as an able political leader, Winthrop dabbled in astronomy, medicine, and mining. settlers to the shores of Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Quinnipiac River. In 1640, the Quinnipiac Colony changed its name to New Haven. The three river towns of Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford joined together in 1636 as the Connecticut Colony.
Once a leading Patriot general, Arnold had pledged loyalty to the British in 1779. While Connecticut recovered from the raid, a combined Patriot-French force (France had joined the war on the Patriot side in 1777) trapped a British army at Yorktown, Virginia. The British surrender at Yorktown in October marked the end of major fighting, and two years later a peace treaty officially recognized the independence of the United States. For the remainder of the war he served as a brigadier general for the British, conduct- ing raids in Virginia and Connecticut.
A historical album of Connecticut by Charles A. Wills