Abstracts from the Connecticut [formerly New London] Gazette covering Southeastern Connecticut, 1774-1776


The period covered by this volume begins just weeks after the Boston Tea Party and ends three years later with a new nation declaring its intent on 4 July 1776. Witness the colonists gathering together; first in protest, then in rebellion. Read first hand reports of the Battle of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. Examine the colonists' struggle for the liberty we still enjoy and protect today. On 17 December 1773, the New London Gazette was renamed the Connecticut Gazette; however, the form of the paper remained unchanged. It was published weekly and normally carried news of Europe, England and the other colonies; followed by local news. Local news shed a lot of light on town life. Who lived where and what were they like? What did the towns look like? What did the shopkeepers sell? What holidays did the people celebrate? How did they worship? A full name plus subject index augments the wealth of genealogical and historical information preserved on these pages.

Richard B. Marrin

2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 280 pp.

ISBN: 9780788447846