| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:33 PM
“The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War.
Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
On Easter Sunday 75 years ago -- April 9, 1939 -- Marian Anderson gave a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of about 75,000 who braved the cool weather, and a huge national audience listening on radio.
The African American...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance.
The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:16 AM
Richard Brunton was a Connecticut artist who engraved his way not only into the homes of the wealthy with his prestigious prints during the time of the American Revolution, but also into the notorious Old New-Gate Prison where he lived after being...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:44 AM
HARTFORD — Gold Street forms a gentle, S-shaped ribbon of no more than a tenth of a mile between Main Street and Bushnell Park, past Carl Andre's Stone Field Sculpture and the gate to the final resting place of the city's founders.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 2:24 PM
As a young surveyor and before serving as our country's first president, George Washington developed the ability to measure up a landscape and to take advantage of its natural features. He also had an eye for spatial awareness. Washington learned by...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Throughout the month of March, we celebrate the history of American women whose contributions blazed trails for women's empowerment and equality. We look to the past to commemorate their stalwart determination to break down barriers in the face of...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars.
And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:14 AM
There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take.
The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...