Category: History Blogs

Standing Rock, 1889: The Sioux Treaty

The encampment and protests happening at Standing Rock are current news, but these events are also part of a larger story that goes back hundreds of years. In 1889, people in Connecticut may have...

The “Hello Girls”

  It was the District Telephone Company of New Haven (later Southern New England Telephone) that established the first commercial telephone exchange in the nation in 1878. Thirty years later, the Morning Journal-Courier of...

“Convention in Riot”

“Football Tactics Adopted by Tennesseans to Gain Rostrum,” The Morning Journal-Courier, March 26, 1908 The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project is preparing to scan The Morning Journal-Courier (New Haven, Conn.) from 1887 through 1908. The...

International Women’s Day, 2016

When Brewers Posed as Farmers to Defeat Woman Suffrage The use of populist posturing to win votes is much discussed in the blogosphere this electoral season. In 1915, a populist campaign designed not to...

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