Winter 2019/2020: Disrupters in History

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Winter 2019/2020
VOLUME 18/NUMBER 1

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Connecticut Explored
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE: The Blizzard of 1888  >   Philip Johnson’s Outdoor Laboratory >  Black Panther Rally in New Haven  > When Children Struck for Better Wages > Out with the Old, In with the New

ON THE COVER: The Blizzard of 1888, 380 Main Street, Danbury. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. See story, page 48.

Table of Contents

9 Hog River Journal: Disrupters in Small Packages

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: In Honor of the “Nonner”
By Walter W. Woodward

14 From Everyday to Nevermore
Products once ubiquitous now relegated to history.
By David Corrigan

20 Philip Johnson’s 50-Year Experiment in Architecture and Landscape
The Glass House and more.
By Gwen North Reiss

26 The Swift Factory Shines Again
By Kerri A. Provost

32 A Strike Transforms a Village
A company town before and after.
By Tricia Staley

38 The New Haven Black Panther Trials
Panther supporters descend on the Elm City.
By Yohuru Williams

44 Site Lines: John Rogers Jr., the People’s Sculptor
By Nancy Geary

46 Child Labor in New Britain: “They Will Undoubtedly Win It.”
By Sophie Huget

48 The Great White Hurricane of 1888
By Rachel Smith Hale

49 CT History for Kids: The Amistad Captives — Freedom on Trial

50 Spotlight

57 Afterword

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