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Frog Hollow

Stories from an American Neighborhood

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 19th 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. Features 40 illustrations.


"With a journalist's keen eye and nose for storytelling, Campbell indeed peels the layers of the "thick, historical onion" (her term) of one gritty New England city neighborhood."—Elizabeth J. Normen, publisher, Connecticut Explored

"Susan Campbell brings the history of Frog Hollow alive. We relive the struggles and triumphs of the ordinary –and not so ordinary- people who traversed this complex, dynamic neighborhood since the arrival of the first Europeans, and before. For the reader who is familiar with Frog Hollow, this book is an eye-opening gift. It's fascinating to lean about the human dramas that played out on the streets named Russ, Lawrence, Putnam or Babcock St. and even discover the origins of these street names."—Pablo Delano, Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

9780819576200 : frog-hollow-campbell
248 Pages
$24.95 USD

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