Connecticut History Review

Editor: Marie Basile McDaniel


Current Volume: 63 (2024)
Issued biannually (Spring and Fall)
ISSN: 0884-7177
eISSN: 2639-5991


The only academic journal devoted to the history of Connecticut.

The Connecticut History Review is a publication of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH). The journal publishes twice annually, in the spring and fall. The journal serves many different constituencies: museum and historical society professionals, academic scholars, history buffs, graduate students, and educators. Each issue of the Connecticut History Review contains original research articles, book reviews, and research notes on the history and culture of Connecticut.

ISSN: 0884-7177 | eISSN: 2639-5991


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Marie Basile McDaniel

Assistant Editor
Erin M. Bartram, University of Hartford

Editorial Assistant
Elizabeth Hannon Kading, Mystic Seaport

Associate Editor - Book Reviews
Peter C. Baldwin, University of Connecticut

Editorial Office
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Editorial Board

  • Thomas J. Balcerski, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Daisha Brahbm, Yale University
  • Cecilia Bucki, Fairfield University
  • Peter C. Baldwin, University of Connecticut
  • Katherine A. Hermes, Connecticut Explored
  • Elizabeth A. Hohl, Fairfield University
  • Eugene Leach, Trinity College
  • Walter Woodward, University of Connecticut

The Association for the Study of Connecticut History

    Allison Norrie, Fairfield Warde High School (2023)

    Vice President and Treasurer
    Jeffrey O’Leary, Mitchell College (2023)

    Jamie Eves, Windham Textile and History Museum (2023)


    • Carl Antonucci, Central Connecticut State University (2023)
    • Eugene Leach, Trinity College (2023)
    • Nancy Steenburg, University of Connecticut (2023)
    • Sally Whipple, Connecticut’s Old State House (2023)
    • Stephen Armstrong, Connecticut Department of Education (Past President)


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    Below are the permissions policies for PDFs, preprints, and postprints of articles printed in the Connecticut History Review

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    • Tenure dossier.
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    • Other requests to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
    • All PDFs will include a statement of copyright and a provision that the articles will not be photocopied, distributed, or used for purposes other than the terms agreed to by UIP.

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    Connecticut History Review, a continuation of Connecticut History, is a publication of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH), and appears twice annually, in the spring and fall. The journal is produced in cooperation with the University of Connecticut and receives financial support from the University of Connecticut. All authors desiring to submit original articles for publication consideration in Connecticut History Review may send an electronic copy of the proposed article (in .doc or .docx format) to the editor-in-chief. The author’s name should not appear on the submission itself. All articles and other submissions should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., utilizing footnotes; seethe Style Sheet posted on the ASCH website []. Please provide both email and USPS mail addresses so that the editorial office may contact you regarding the receipt and possible acceptance of the proposed article. Articles and essays submitted to Connecticut History Review should not be submitted to any other publication while under consideration.

    Dr. Marie B. McDaniel, Editor


    Publishers and individual authors may submit a copy of relevant books to:

    Professor Peter Baldwin, Book Review Editor

    History Department

    University of Connecticut

    241 Glenbrook Rd., U-4103

    Storrs, CT 06269

    Peer Review Policy 

    Any submitted manuscript is immediately recorded in a database and then stripped of identifying markers. It is then read internally (by the editor and the editorial assistant) for its potential suitability for the journal and to make judgements on good peer reviewers. If it is potentially suitable it goes to two peer reviewers. Those peer reviewers do not know any identifying information about the author, nor do they know the other reviewer. All articles have at least one reviewer who is external to the journal (not involved in the journal's editorial management). Reviewers are asked to give constructive feedback and make a suggestion of accept, accept with minor revisions, revise and resubmit, reject. Book and exhibit reviews do not have additionally reviews outside of editorial staff and From the Archives/Research Notes pieces are usually only assigned one reviewer.

    View our Publications Ethics and Malpractice Statement


    Featured Articles

    From the Editor's Desk
    Robert J. Imholt

    The Association for the Study of Connecticut History: A Memoir
    John F. Malsbenden

    New Haven's Sacrifice: Regional Politics and the Anatomy of Restoration New England
    Neal Dugre

    Isaac Doolittle: The First Yankee
    Neil C. Olsen

    Alyse Gregory: Finding her “Voice” through Woman's Suffrage
    Kathleen Motes Bennewitz

    From the State Archives
    Lizette Pelletier

    The Year in Review
    Rebecca Taber-Conover

    He Lived History Every Day: Christopher “Kit” Collier (1930–2020)
    Walter W. Woodward

    The Genius of Connecticut: A Mistaken History
    Matthew Warshauer

    New Deal Labor Militancy in a Connecticut Industrial Village: The Somersville Manufacturing Company 1934–1942
    Alan J. Simon

    The 1948 Letters to Italy Campaign: International Politics, Local Politics and the Catholic Church in Connecticut
    Carl A. Antonucci

    Urban Renewal in a New England Mill Town: Willimantic's Puerto Rican Community and Redevelopment
    Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

    John Hyde Preston: Lost Writer of 1930s Connecticut
    Richard Lenzi

    Attention to Place: Fundamentals and Practices for Place-Conscious Teaching in Higher Education
    Jeffrey F. L. Partridge

    Lucy Sheldon's Music Books and Student Artifacts: A Cultural Glance at Litchfield Female Academy and Nineteenth-Century Litchfield, Connecticut
    Jewel A. Smith

    General Affections: Griffin Alexander Stedman and Romantic Friendships During the Civil War
    Stephen Arel-Klein

    Congressman Kopplemann's Constituents and the Spanish Civil War
    Tyler L. Wolanin

    The Veterans History Project at Central Connecticut State University
    Jillian Maynard

    Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas
    Rebecca Taber