Connecticut History Review

Editor: Marie Basile McDaniel


Current Volume: 62 (2023)
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.

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Connecticut History Review


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 Board
Peter C. Baldwin, University of Connecticut
Cecelia Bucki, Fairfield University
Christopher Collier, State Historian Emeritus
Richard DeLuca, Independent Historian
Cornelia Hughes Dayton, University of Connecticut
Lawrence Goodheart, University of Connecticut
Glenn S. Gordinier, Mystic Seaport
Peter P. Hinks, Wethersfield
Elizabeth A. Hohl, Fairfield University
Eugene Leach, Trinity College
Walter Woodward, State Historian, University of Connecticut


President: Jennifer Cote, University of St. Joseph (2019)
Vice President: Stephen Armstrong, Connecticut Department of Education (2019)
Secretary: Allison Norrie, Fairfield Andrew Warde High School (2019)
Treasurer: Jamie Eves, Windham Textile and History Museum (2019)
Membership Chair: Heather Parker, University of Connecticut (2019)
Awards Chair: Eugene Leach, Trinity College
Program Chairs: Jennifer Cote and Stephen Armstrong

Mark Jones, West Hartford (2020) second term
Lance Goldberg, Farmington High School (2020)
Rebecca Furer, Connecticut Humanities (2020)
Nancy Steenburg, University of Connecticut (Past President)



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Connecticut History Review


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

Dr. Marie B. McDaniel, Editor



Publishers and individual authors may submit a copy of relevantbooks to:

Professor Peter Baldwin, Book Review Editor

History Department

University of Connecticut

241 Glenbrook Rd., U-4103

Storrs, CT 06269

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