VOLUME 2 / NUMBER 3
IN THIS ISSUE: ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
Capitol Avenue’s Manufacturing Might
Children Bring Home the Bacon
Communist Labor Activists Agitate
Working Center Stage
SPECIAL SECTION: BUSHNELL PARK’S 150TH
On the cover:
Bird’s-eye view of Hartford, 1864, showing Sharp’s Rifle Manufacturing Co., the Hog River, Bushnell Park and, in the background the march of church steeples up Main Street.
||Letter from the Publisher:
||Child Labor. By Gene Leach and Nancy O. Albert
||Hartford Labor Militants Fight the Spanish Civil War. By Susan Pennybacker and Paul Kershaw
||The Miracle on Capital Avenue. By Ellsworth S. Grant
||Gwen Reed: From Fields to Footlights. By Christopher Baker
A piece of silk tells of the richly textured fabric of mill town life. By Mary Dunne
||Shoebox Archives: James Mars. By Wm. Frank Mitchell
Born into slavery in Connecticut, James Mars put pen to paper and proved a prescient commentator on issues of equality, racial privilege, faith, and citizenship.
||Destination: Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum. By Cynthia Cormier
The tools and tales of the area’s cigar tobacco industry.
||Soapbox: Hartford’s future prospects depend on its past as the star of the industrial age.
By Bill Hosley
More on Connecticut’s imperiled state museums, visiting vintage gardens, and Elizabeth Park’s centennial.
|SPECIAL SECTION Bushnell Park Celebrates 150 years