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  • Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots

    Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots
    Diana's Pool
  • The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character

    The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character
    Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this. The Provisions State moniker dates...

    Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door

    Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door
    The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem, in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82. There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut...

    Chapter Eight: The Debt

    Chapter Eight: The Debt
    James Forman stepped into The Riverside Church in Harlem clutching a cane in one hand and a copy of his "Black Manifesto" in the other. It was May 4, 1969, and the mostly white congregation - 1,500 voices strong - was singing the Sunday service's...

    A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear

    A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear
    Jesse Leavenworth here to tell you about Jesse Leavenworth. I write of my Revolutionary namesake with pride, but must admit some truth in the old saying about looking back far enough and finding a horse thief. Old Jess and I share ancestors who came...