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Il Rosario Di Hiroshima, Hubert F. Schiffer, Federica Favaretta Tr. Jan 2019

Il Rosario Di Hiroshima, Hubert F. Schiffer, Federica Favaretta Tr.

Library Special Collections

Account of the survival of Jesuit priests (among them Father Hubert Schiffer) near the center of the atom bomb attack on Hiroshima. Their survival was considered by many to be a miracle. The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima was started by Rev. Harold V. Colgan when he was completely cured of a serious heart attack after praying to the Blessed Virgin Mary. If cured he promised to spend the rest of his life spreading devotion to her. Blue Army members promise to say the Rosary every day, consecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and offer sacrifices and ...


The Shanachie, Volume 31, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2019

The Shanachie, Volume 31, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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The future of the Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden --In the 1650s a group of English Puritan colonists were invited to leave New Haven and to take over - lock, stock and barrel the city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland.


The Shanachie, Volume 31, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2019

The Shanachie, Volume 31, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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Connecticut and the Irish Great Hunger of 1845-1850 --Puritan humanitarian & priest aided Connecticut relief effort --Tidal wave of emigrants fled to Land of Steady Habits --Irish provided manpower for state’s industrial revolution --Irish women in demand as domestic servants --Refugees brought Catholic faith with them --Families shattered in headlong flight from starvation.


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Nov 2018

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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This 16-page issue of our newsletter commemorates the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I just 100 years ago.

Contents: Connecticut's Irish in World War I --Hartford Red Cross nurse served amid bombardments --Sgt. Stubby and Cpl. Conroy went off to war --With roots in Canada, Lafferty got into the fight early --Picketing White House in wartime: patriotic or treason? --Ansonia native among nation’s first female sailors --Medals and monument honor Fair Haven Irish lads --Daring young men in their flying machines --Knights of Columbus offered soup and solace for friend and foe alike --Sailor ...


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2018

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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Irish Yale prof James W. Toumey led 10-year fight that saved Sleeping Giant --When Katie O’Neill Regan of Hamden got involved in planning a family reunion, the end result was the renting of six houses in County Kerry, and a weeklong shindig of more than 40 kinfolk from the United States, Ireland and England --Connecticut Irishtown: Hamden --Four hundred men from Hamden served in the United States military during World War I. At least 75 of them were of Irish ancestry or natives of Ireland.


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2018

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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Meriden: A Connecticut Irishtown: In 1836, Paddies laid rail tracks to future industrial city --Irish population multiplied as Meriden factories prospered --Meriden’s support for Ireland’s freedom --Republican & Democrat made great team in U.S. Senate, Francis T. Maloney and John A. Danaher --Mother’s love of books inspired (Tomie) dePaola --Irish customs live on --Professor Kelly taught dancing --Anna Murphy Gibson became cemetery caretaker --Meriden was an all-star Irish baseball community --Joan Joyce led Meriden Falcons to four world titles.


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 3, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2018

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 3, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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Coventry sculptor David Hayes created rich legacy of artwork --Michael Carver's sacrifice in the Civil War provided a pension for his widowed mother in Norwich --Clare man Thomas Donnellan "Tom the ferryman" was a legend on the Connecticut River.


Uncovering The Truth: Women Spies Of The Civil War, Olivia Traina (Class Of 2017) Apr 2017

Uncovering The Truth: Women Spies Of The Civil War, Olivia Traina (Class Of 2017)

History Undergraduate Publications

The American Civil War is one of the most impactful events in our nation’s history. There is so much that can be analyzed within this one event, from the years leading into the war, during the war, and Reconstruction. Most historians and school history textbooks only focus on the male and battle aspects of the war. While these two topics make up a majority of Civil War history, there is another huge component that played a prominent role, and that is the women spies.

Women spies played a vital role in the Civil War. Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Belle ...


The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2017

The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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A Sampler of 333 years of Irish Footprints in Milford:

Organized just 10 years ago, the Irish Heritage Society of Milford has a large and growing membership, a home, an annual festival and a busy schedule of events. Its latest goal is to publish a book about Irish people who have played roles in the shore town’s long history. Hopefully, this all-Milford issue of The Shanachie will make a wee contribution to that project. To learn more about Milford’s own exciting “Celtic Tiger,” go to www.milfordirish.org.


The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2017

The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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A little bit of Ireland on the Connecticut River: Collinsville in the town of Canton --'Walk New Haven' books highlight historic sites in city's neighborhoods --Barnwell family settles in Stratford via Dublin and western N.Y. (by Paul R. Keroack).


The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2017

The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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On Saturday, July 29, several dozen Irish currach rowers, turned the clock back to the 6th century on the waterfront at New London, a major New England seaport since the 17th century --The first Irishman fascinated by the Connecticut shoreline seems to have been Sir William Johnson, one of colonial America’s most influential, productive and flamboyant characters, who came to New London 250 years ago to recuperate --In August 1892, New London was chosen to host a three-week summer educational program that drew an estimated 600 Catholics, most of them Irish --Billiards skills brought fame and fortune to Long ...


The Shanachie, Volume 29. Number 3, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2017

The Shanachie, Volume 29. Number 3, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery has Irish roots ... and Mory's Temple Bar probably does too.


The Lewis And Clark Journey: Burning Bridges And Building Empires, Sean T. Ferguson (Class Of 2016) May 2016

The Lewis And Clark Journey: Burning Bridges And Building Empires, Sean T. Ferguson (Class Of 2016)

History Undergraduate Publications

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the expedition of Lewis and Clark from 1804 to 1806 as they crossed the territory of Louisiana. Their journey has become one of the most important symbols of American history and its memory has been far reaching. More specifically, this paper aims to examine more closely the interactions that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had with the Native Americans. Thomas Jefferson had an extensive list of requests and instructions for the two explorers. While this paper will not analyze all of Jefferson’s requests, there are two that will be featured in ...


Building The Patent Knowledgebase With Life-Size Patent Models, Barbara J. Hampton Jan 2016

Building The Patent Knowledgebase With Life-Size Patent Models, Barbara J. Hampton

Library Publications

Teasing out the evidence from inventors’ drawings, descriptions, and claims in patent records is something librarians at Patent and Trademark Resource Centers do with expertise and pride. Another important source for our understanding of inventions, the patent models illustrating the function of an invention, were created and submitted with patents between 1790 and 1880.1 The models show the invention in three dimensions (maximum size allowed: 12” x 12” x 12”) and even include some working parts.


The Shanachie, Volume 28, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2016

The Shanachie, Volume 28, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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This issue is titled Ireland, Connecticut and the Easter Rising.


Hedrick, Joan D. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life: Biography Paper, Alexandra Padalino Jan 2016

Hedrick, Joan D. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life: Biography Paper, Alexandra Padalino

Writing Across the Curriculum

This essay explores the significance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life with the use of the biography, Harriet Beecher Stowe: a life by Joan D. Hedrick, along with three primary source letters that further argue her importance in the 19th century as an abolitionist.


The Fourth Chief Justice Of The United States, John Marshall, Meagan Schantz Jan 2016

The Fourth Chief Justice Of The United States, John Marshall, Meagan Schantz

Writing Across the Curriculum

The fourth Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall (1755-1835), served thirty-four years (1801-1835) in the United States Supreme Court. During his term, Marshall established a stable foundation for the United States Judiciary, which in turn increased the role and scope of the federal government. Marshall’s life and achievements are documented in the biography, The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and the Rule of Law by Charles F. Hobson, the editor of The Papers of John Marshall.




The Shanachie, Volume 28, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2016

The Shanachie, Volume 28, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

Neil Hogan and Patrick J. Mahoney have co-authored a book that commemorates the role of Connecticut in Ireland’s long struggle for independence: ‘From a land beyond the wave,’ Connecticut’s Irish Rebels, 1798-1916.’

Also in this issue a couple of fascinating family trees: Traceys, an Irish doctor's dynasty in Norwalk and The Fords: 85 descendants rediscover clan roots.


The X Patents: Patents Issued Under The Patent Acts Of 1790 & 1793, Robert Berry May 2015

The X Patents: Patents Issued Under The Patent Acts Of 1790 & 1793, Robert Berry

Library Publications

The earliest United States patents— sometimes called “name and date patents” because they were not numbered—are distinctive in many respects. Patent specifications were not required to include claims until the Patent Act of 1870. Moreover, while the 1790 Act required a substantive examination by a Patent Board, that requirement ended with the 1793 Act, when it was deemed too burdensome. Thereafter the evaluation of the sufficiency of patent specifications was left to the courts.


Researching The Early History Of The Patent Policy: Getting Started, Robert Berry Jan 2015

Researching The Early History Of The Patent Policy: Getting Started, Robert Berry

Library Publications

There are a lot of reasons to research the early history of American patent policy. It is an inherently interesting history that provides a framework making contemporary patent policy more comprehensible and a foundation for interpreting historic patent records. For students it provides an opportunity to become familiar with some of basic primary sources that are a staple of research into American history. Also, of course, questions may arise from time to time that can only be authoritatively answered by researching this history.

The approach described below seeks to balance comprehensiveness with feasibility, and emphasizes the importance of creating a ...


The Birth Of The U.S. Federal Reserve, Richard A. Naclerio Prof. Jan 2015

The Birth Of The U.S. Federal Reserve, Richard A. Naclerio Prof.

Richard A. Naclerio

On November 16, 2014 the United States Federal Reserve celebrated the centennial of its organization. Its one hundred year legacy has left no doubt of its vast monetary control, its far-reaching geopolitical power, and its enigmatic secrecy. These defining features of the Fed remain a mirror of the men who created it. Wall Street barons and ambitious politicians vied for control over shaping the U.S. Federal Reserve to the specifications that suited the needs of both their country and themselves.

This paper covers men like Senator Nelson Aldrich, J.P. Morgan, Jacob Schiff, and Paul M. Warburg, who were ...


The Birth Of The U.S. Federal Reserve, Richard A. Naclerio Jan 2015

The Birth Of The U.S. Federal Reserve, Richard A. Naclerio

History Faculty Publications

On November 16, 2014 the United States Federal Reserve celebrated the centennial of its organization. Its one hundred year legacy has left no doubt of its vast monetary control, its far-reaching geopolitical power, and its enigmatic secrecy. These defining features of the Fed remain a mirror of the men who created it. Wall Street barons and ambitious politicians vied for control over shaping the U.S. Federal Reserve to the specifications that suited the needs of both their country and themselves.

This paper covers men like Senator Nelson Aldrich, J.P. Morgan, Jacob Schiff, and Paul M. Warburg, who were ...


The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2015

The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

This issue is titled "A Treasure Trove of Connecticut Irish History from the 1870s ." A rich vein of grassroots historical information about Connecticut’s Irish people in the 1870s can be found in the archives of a weekly newspaper — The Irish-American — that was published in New York City from 1849 until 1915.


The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2015

The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut is a treasure-filled relic of America’s Gilded Age. The mansion was built in the 1860s and is every bit as grand as the more publicized mansions in Newport, R.I. It is also a landmark of Irish America because from the 1860s until the 1930s, Lockwood Mathews Mansion was both the workplace and the home of a large staff of servants, most of them Irish. In 2016, visitors to the museum will be treated to a rare glimpse into the lives of these Irish immigrants in an exhibit titled, “The Stairs Below: The ...


The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2015

The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

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Like most Connecticut communities, Wallingford has been the home of a large number of natives of Ireland and people of Irish descent. Settled in 1670, the town attracted Irish immigrants with employment opportunities in industry, transportation and domestic service. This issue of The Shanachie features the stories of just two of the many Irish of Wallingford.


The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 3, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society Jan 2015

The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 3, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

No abstract provided.


Put Your Feet On The Ground Of History, Julie Mujic Nov 2014

Put Your Feet On The Ground Of History, Julie Mujic

History Faculty Publications

History majors at Sacred Heart University personified the quest for active and engaged learning with their eagerness to “put their feet on the ground of history.”


Professor Brings History Lessons From The Midwest Back To Campus, Julie Mujic Jul 2014

Professor Brings History Lessons From The Midwest Back To Campus, Julie Mujic

Julie Mujic

Sacred Heart University Professor Julie Mujic recently went to Chicago—in the heart of the Midwest—to study American history. Hosted by The Council of Independent Colleges, the seminar was sponsored by of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and was designed to assist scholars with both teaching and research. Only 28 full-time history professors were chosen from across the United States to attend, each nominated by his or her chief academic officer.


Cohen: Reconstructing The Campus: Higher Education And The American Civil War (Book Review), Julie Mujic May 2014

Cohen: Reconstructing The Campus: Higher Education And The American Civil War (Book Review), Julie Mujic

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Julie Mujic.

Cohen, Michael David. Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780813933177


Dr. Rose’S Presidential Field Trip, Gary L. Rose Apr 2014

Dr. Rose’S Presidential Field Trip, Gary L. Rose

Gary L. Rose

Article by Emily Archacki, Assistant News Editor of The Spectrum, detailing a class field trip for Professor Gary Rose’s American Presidency course. The class traveled to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home and Presidential Library and Museum located in Hyde Park, New York.