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Susan Campbell comes to Hartford B&N!!

Thursday, March 14, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Hartford Campus
Bookstore

Join us in welcoming Susan Campbell to the Barnes & Noble UConn Hartford Bookstore to celebrate her new book Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood. Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood is a collection of colorful historical vignettes of an ethnically diverse neighborhood just west of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. Its 1850's row houses have been home to a wide variety of immigrants. During the Revolutionary War, Frog Hollow was a progressive hub, and later, in the mid-late 19th century, it was a hotbed of industry. Reporter Susan Campbell tells the true stories of Frog Hollow with a primary focus on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: the inventors, entrepreneurs and workers, as well as the impact of African American migration to Hartford, the impact of the Civil Rights movement and the continuing fight for housing. Frog Hollow was also one of the first neighborhoods in the country to experiment with successful urban planning models, including public parks and free education. From European colonists to Irish and Haitian immigrants to Puerto Ricans, these stories of Frog Hollow show the multiple realities that make up a dynamic urban neighborhood. At the same time, they reflect the changing faces of American cities.

Contact:

Laurie Bompart. 860-263-2270

Bookstore (primary), English Department, Hartford Campus, Office of the State Historian , UConn Master Calendar

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