Books

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

Historic Treasures of New Haven: Celebrating 375 Years of the Elm City

Historic Treasures of New Haven: Celebrating 375 Years of the Elm City

For more than two hundred years, New Haven, Connecticut, has had a particular proclivity for marking the passage of time. Residents of the Elm City celebrate their heritage in historic fashion, and they have carefully preserved fascinating relics from their city’s past in local museums… View

The History Press · 2013