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Nathan Hale (1755-1776)
Connecticut's State Hero
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Documentary Life Of Nathan Hale, Comprising All Available Official And Private Documents Bearing On The Life Of The Patriot, Together With An Appendix, Showing The Background Of His Life by
Call Number: Stacks E280.H2 S516 Item does not circulate
Publication Date: 1941
Spies of Revolutionary Connecticut by LibGuides: "Covert intelligence played a critical role in the American Revolution.Connecticut produced an extraordinary number of spies on both sides of the conflict, from the infamous traitor and Norwich-born Benedict Arnold to PatriotNathan Hale, executed by the British for espionage. Spying during theRevolution entailed coded messages, early submarines with the first explodingtorpedoes and the penalty of death for those caught in the act. Despite the risk, some spies even played both sides as double agents, such as Edward Bancroft, who was never caught. With stories of Silas Deane, Ethan Allen,Thomas Knowlton, the Culper Spy Ring and others, author Mark Allen Bake rnavigates the intrigues, dangers and double crosses of Connecticut’s most legendary Revolutionary spies."
Call Number: STLib Stacks E279 .B34 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
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Call Number: F102.T6 P46 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
Nathan Hale by LibGuides: "The first biography in nearly a century of the legendary Revolutionary War patriot and our country’s first spy. Few Americans know much more about Nathan Hale than his famous last words: “I only regret that I have one life left to give for my country.” But who was the real Nathan Hale? M. William Phelps charts the life of this famed patriot and Connecticut’s state hero, following Hale’s rural childhood, his education at Yale, and his work as a schoolteacher. Even in his brief career, he distinguished himself by offering formal lessons to young women. Like many young Americans, he soon became drawn into the colonies’ war for independence, becoming a captain in Washington’s army. When the general was in need of a spy, Hale willingly rose to the challenge, bravely sacrificing his life for the sake of American liberty. Using Hale’s own journals and letters as well as testimonies from his friends and contemporaries, Phelps depicts the Revolution as it was seen from the ground. From the confrontation in Boston to the battle for New York City, readers experience what life was like for an ordinary soldier in the struggling Continental army. In this impressive, well-researched biography, Phelps separates historical fact from long-standing myth to reveal the life of Nathan Hale, a young man who deserves to be remembered as an original American patriot."
Call Number: E280.H2 P38 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-16
Washington's Spies by LibGuides: "Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all. In the summer of 1778, with the war poised to turn in his favor, General George Washington desperately needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed his secret weapon: an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy’s battle plans and military strategy. Washington’s small band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor addicted to the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman and friend of the doomed Nathan Hale, and a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged Washington to let him retire but who always came through in the end. Personally guiding these imperfect everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn’t spy, he possessed an extraordinary talent for deception—and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. The British secret service tried to hunt them down, but they escaped by the closest of shaves thanks to their ciphers, dead drops, and invisible ink. Rose’s thrilling narrative tells the unknown story of the Revolution–the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners—that has never appeared in the history books. But Washington's Spies is also a spirited, touching account of friendship and trust, fear and betrayal, amid the dark and silent world of the spy."
Call Number: E279 .R67 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-25
Nathan Hale and John Andre by
Call Number: E279 .H34 1992
Publication Date: 1992-04-01
Nathan Hale to Enoch Hale : autographed letter, signed 3 June 1776
Call Number: STLib Stacks E280.H2 A4 1954
Publication Date: 1954
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Library of Congress (LOC)
Today in History - September 22 (LOC)
Library of Congress (LOC) post on Nathen Hale, with links to additional resources.
Nathan Hale Revisited (LOC)
Article: "Nathan Hale Revisited. A Tory's Account of the Arrest of the First American Spy." By James Hutson, The Library of Congress Information Bulletin, July/August 2003
American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1940
Digitized images of over 1,100 American magazines and journals that began publication between 1740 and 1900. Remote access with a library card issued by the Connecticut State Library.
Hartford Courant (1764-1995)
Newspaper. Coverage: Access to 1764 - 1995 is a separate subscription provided by the Connecticut State Library and requires a CT State Library card.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980
Reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Coverage: 1817-1980. For online content beyond 1980, try ProQuest Congressional
American State Papers, 1789-1838
United States legislative and executive documents. Coverage: 1st through 25th Congresses, 1789-1838, American State Papers Vols. 1-38.
- Congressional Globe
- The Congressional Globe, House of Representatives, Twenty-Fifth Congress, 1837-1839, Second Session, December 4, 1837 - July 9, 1838, Blair & Rives page 482
- Register of Debates, Senate, Twenty-Fourth Congress, 1835-1837, First Session, December 7, 1835 - July 4, 1836, Gales and Seaton 1836 page 323
- Senate, Twenty-Fourth Congress, 1835-1837, First Session, December 7, 1835 - July 4, 1836, Blair & Rives page 156
- House of Representatives, Twenty-Fourth Congress, 1835-1837, First Session, December 7, 1835 - July 4, 1836, Gales and Seaton 1836 page 2134
- Many other citations for the monument & bill
- House of Representatives, Twenty-Fourth Congress, 1835-1837, First Session, December 7, 1835 - July 4, 1836, Gales and Seaton 1836 page 2557
U.S. Congressional Documents
A HeinOnline digitized collection of the bound and daily versions of the Congressional Record, and its predecessors. Coverage: 1789-.
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