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Finding Aid to the Bisaillon Collection of French Canadians in Connecticut.


Finding Aid to the Bisaillon Collection of French Canadians in Connecticut. UConn University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, 2017. Open Link

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April 1, 2020


Immigrants shaped New Haven of today


Immigrants shaped New Haven of today Brian Zahn, “Immigrants Shaped New Haven of Today,” New Haven Register, June 21, 2018.  “…in 2016, a FiveThirtyEight analysis concluded that New Haven is the most demographically representative metropolitan area in the nation… Today, New Haven proudly bears the Amistad Memorial outside City Hall, commemorating the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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Coming to Connecticut


Coming to Connecticut Connecticut Magazine, October 2014. “Connecticut remains a fertile settling ground for immigrants. Due in large part to the state’s proximity to New York City and Ellis Island, the historical main entry point for many arriving from overseas, and its own multiple ports, which over the centuries have allowed direct international border access, […]

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Connecticut History Illustrated


Connecticut History Illustrated The site contains images for 24 items as a sampling of resources relevant to immigration available in Connecticut History Illustrated. At the site you can do searches for particular ethnic groups using terms such as Italian American or Chinese American, and/or use the “Topics” terms to the left of the search results […]

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Connecticut Humanities: Late 19th-Century Immigration in Connecticut


Late 19th-Century Immigration in Connecticut Immigration to Connecticut in the second half of the 19th century proceeded much as it had in earlier decades. Driven from their homelands by changing social and economic conditions, waves of primarily European immigrants arrived in Connecticut and increasingly found homes in industrial cities. What distinguished immigration later in the century, […]

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Connecticut Humanities: Early 19th-Century Immigration in Connecticut


Early 19th-Century Immigration in Connecticut Early 19th-Century Immigration in Connecticut. Numerous factors contributed to the growth of Connecticut in the decades following American independence. Among these were the state’s abundant supplies of water for powering industry, its navigable rivers, natural resources, proximity to major metropolitan areas, and access to the sea. Perhaps most important, however, […]

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How the Italian Immigrants Came to New England


How the Italian Immigrants Came to New England New England Historical Society, “How the Italian Immigrants Came to New England,” 2019. This overview essay, complete with numerous images, discusses how Italian immigrants put their stamp on New England as indelibly as any Puritan. New England, in fact, is the most Italian region in the United States. Today, the […]

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