Wadsworth Atheneum

WICKED HARTFORD

Discover the darker side of Connecticut's historical capital.

One of the oldest cities in America, Hartford holds plenty of sinful stories. Famed inventor and industrialist Samuel Colt sold arms to both the North and South in the buildup to the Civil War. The notorious Seyms Street jail was the subject of national criticism and scandal for its deplorable conditions. Local journalist Daniel Birdsall fought to expose government at the expense of his own printing presses. Tension between unions and "robber barons" such as Jay Gould spilled into the streets during the Gilded Age.

Details: By Steve Thornton

published 2017, 128 pages, softcover

 

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