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By Charles A. Wills

ISBN-10: 1562945068

ISBN-13: 9781562945060

A historical past of Connecticut, from its early exploration and payment to the nation this day.

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Dutch fur traders soon arrived in Connecticut, trading tools and other goods to the Native Americans in return for the skins of beavers and other animals. In 1633, a trader named Jacob Van Curler built a small trading post, the House of Hope, not far from present-day Hartford. ) But it was England, not Holland, that took the lead in colonizing Connecticut. England became a Protestant nation in 1534, when the Church of England was formed. However, many people disagreed with church teachings because they felt the Church of England stressed too many Roman Catholic beliefs and rituals.

In 1839, Charles Goodyear of New Haven developed the vulcanization process, a procedure that revolutionized the rubber-manufacturing industry. The first steam-powered factory in the United States opened in Middletown in 1812. By the middle of the century, mills, factories, and workshops dotted Connecticut's landscape. Many of the men and womenand children, for there were no child-labor laws at this timewho provided the labor for this American industrial revolution were not native-born Yankees, but newly arrived immigrants.

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. Stage versions of the novel were popular even after the Civil War, as this poster shows.  Many New Englanders, however, believed the evil of slavery justified Brown's actions: When he was hung in 1859, church bells rang in antislavery towns across the state of Connecticut to honor him.

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