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New Haven County Court Records: Colonial & National History


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  • Bowler, Clara Ann. “Carted Whores and White Shrouded Apologies: Slander in the County Courts of Seventeenth-Century Virginia.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 85, no. 4 (October 1977): 411-426.
  • DeBrincat, Dominic. “‘All Dregs of the Said Distemper’: Containing Smallpox and Religious Dissent in Colonial Connecticut.” Connecticut History Review 58, no. 2 (2019): 3.
  • Gaskins, Richard. “Changes in the Criminal Law in Eighteenth-Century Connecticut.” The American Journal of Legal History 25, no. 4 (1981): 309-342.
  • McGrath, Stephen P. “Connecticut’s Contrarians: The Loyalists of Fairfield County.” Connecticut History Review 54, no. 2 (2015): 243-255.
  • Stannard, David E. “Death and Dying in Puritan New England.” The American Historical Review 78, no. 5 (December 1973): 1305-1330.


General Research Guides

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Town and State Records


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Language and Grammar

Information about language and grammar conventions in colonial America.


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Revolutionary War

Information about Patriots and Loyalists in Connecticut during the American Revolution.


Information about witchcraft panics and prosecutions in Connecticut.

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