Books

Public Art in Hartford

Public Art in Hartford

Concurrent with its status as the capital city of the state, Hartford plays an outsize role in the development of public art in Connecticut. As a whole, the city has the largest and richest collection of Colonial, Victorian, Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Modern and Contemporary public art in the state… View

Wesleyan University Press · Hartford Books · 2021

Historic Virginia, A Tour of the State’s Top 75 National Landmarks

Historic Virginia, A Tour of the State’s Top 75 National Landmarks

National Historic Landmarks are touchstones of our collective past that still resonate with our present. However, important doesn’t always translate into interesting and so we have Historic Virginia: A Tour of the State’s Top 75 National Landmarks––those with the most intriguing and rewarding history… View

Globe Pequot Press · 2019

Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World

Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World

Monument Culture brings together a collection of essays from scholars and cultural critics working on the meanings of monuments and memorials in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a time of great social and political change… View

Rowman & Littlefield · American Association for State and Local History Series · 2019

Colonial Klaus in Thomas Jefferson’s House

Colonial Klaus in Thomas Jefferson’s House

Klaus, a black-and-tan long-haired dachshund is walking the grounds of historic Poplar Forest, where Thomas Jefferson lived more than 200 years ago. The little dog follows a scent into a rabbit hole and when he pops out at the other end, finds himself wearing a tri-corn hat… View

Mascot Books · 2019

The State of Museums, Voices from the Field

The State of Museums, Voices from the Field

Coinciding with the centenary of the New England Museums Association – a region home to many of the USA’s most progressive and ground-breaking museums – The State of Museums, Voices from the Field explores the shifts in culture, urbanization, technology, tolerance and diversity that continue to impact the mission, operation and priorities of museums worldwide… View

MuseumsEtc · 2018

A Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

A Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

Few prominent Americans are as associated with a place as Thomas Jefferson is with Virginia… View

The History Press · 2018

The Public Artscape of New Haven: Themes in the Creation of a City Image

The Public Artscape of New Haven: Themes in the Creation of a City Image

There are nearly 500 public works of art throughout New Haven, Connecticut, a city of 17 square miles with 130,000 residents. While other historic East Coast cities—Philadelphia, Providence, Boston—have been the subjects of book-length studies on the function and meaning of public art, New Haven (founded 1638) has been largely ignored… View

McFarland & Co. · 2018

New Haven in World War I

New Haven in World War I

During World War I, New Haven was a hive of wartime activity. The city hummed with munition production from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, while food conservation campaigns, canning kitchens and book drives contributed to the war effort… View

The History Press · 2017

New Haven’s Columbus Day Parade and Monument

New Haven’s Columbus Day Parade and Monument

In the 21st century, the figure of Christopher Columbus is being challenged across the country, with many American cities changing his holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day… View

Arcadia Publishing · 2017

Art of the Amistad and the Portrait of Cinqué

Art of the Amistad and the Portrait of Cinqué

The Amistad incident, one of the few successful ship revolts in the history of enslavement, has been discussed by historians for decades, even becoming the subject of a Steven Spielberg film in 1997, which brought the story to wide audiences… View

Rowman & Littlefield · American Association for State and Local History Series · 2016