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The Trial of Dr. Benjamin Spock

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Dr. Benjamin Spock was a respectable  member of the Eastern Establishment until a presidential remark set him on a path that ended with his criminal conviction for opposing the Vietnam War. . He started out as a WASPy pediatrician who wrote ...

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High Thinking and Low Living in Old Lyme

Florence Griswold suffered reversals of fortune that, in the end, transformed her beautiful old Georgian home into the Old Lyme Art Colony, the most famous collection of artists in its day.  In the process, she gave Old Lyme, Conn., a ...

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The 1912 Willimantic Textile Workers Strike

In the spring of 1912, Connecticut newspapers were filled with accounts of the successful Bread and Roses textile workers strike in Lawrence, Mass. Thousands of textile workers, mostly immigrant women and children, had gone out on a two-month strike against ...

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