Frog Hollow

Neighborhoods that were identified as problematic (either as home to too many newcomers— hello, Frog Hollow—or home to people who'd already run afoul of the law, or home to the poor—and hello, again and again) were the target of most ...

Frog Hollow

Portraits of a gritty New England neighborhood and its people, with accompanying photos, reflecting waves of immigrants and tides of American history. 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 1850s 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 nineteenth 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. “Goes into great detail about the misfortunes, the corporate decisions and the governmental missteps that contributed to bringing Frog Hollow low. But despite a sometimes sorrowful tone, the book ends on a hopeful note.” —Hartford Courant

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Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Shannon Zemlicka
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-01 - Publisher: Lerner Digital ™

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Pages: 32
Authors: Troy Schmidt
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
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Language: en
Pages: 96
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Categories: Humor
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Pages: 32
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Categories: Juvenile Fiction
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Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Max Velthuijs
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-06 - Publisher: Random House

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