Winter 2017-2018: Love, Hate & Rivalry

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Winter 2017-2018
VOLUME 16/NUMBER 1

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Connecticut Explored
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE: Love, Hate & Rivalry > Benedict Arnold by Nathaniel Philbrick > Valentines from Litchfield > Innovating in Lingerie > Weddings Through the Ages > Municipal Rose Gardens to Love

ON THE COVER: Trade card, scrapbook of Warner Brothers material, 1888. Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library. See story, page 26.

Table of Contents

9 Hog River Journal

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: From Afar, They Still Loved Connecticut.
By Walter W. Woodward

14 “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage”
Wedding portraits and the custom of marriage.
By Christina Keyser Vida

20 Benedict Arnold and the Battle of Ridgefield
Frustrated in love and war.
By Nathaniel Philbrick

26 Connecticut Shapes the Intimate-Apparel Industry
Union suits, corsets, and brassieres made right here.
By Elizabeth Pratt Fox

32 Divorce, Connecticut-Style
Keeping things civil when a marriage fails.
By Henry S. Cohn

38 Sam & Livy Clemens’s Love Story
By Mallory Howard

40 Site Lines: Love/Hate for Connecticut’s Brutalist Buildings
By Christopher Wigren

42 We’re Coming Up Roses
By Lea Anne Moran

46 Say It With a Card
By Linda Hocking

48 The Ridiculous and Pernicious Custom of Bundling
By Elizabeth J. Normen

50 Spotlight

57 Afterword

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