Center Church on the Green. Bernard Heinz. Bruce Mochan 1976. This 32 page softbound publication is available in the Center Church vestibule. It has many historical facts about the church, the Green, the Crypt, and famous people such as Noah Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, and James Hillhouse. A handout called 'Historical Points of Interest in the Center Church Crypt' accompanies the booklet. It has facts and figures about who is buried in the crypt and the number of people buried there.
Chronicles of New Haven Green from 1638 to 1862 A series of Papers Read Before the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Henry T. Blake. The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Press 1898
Blake's work is a treasure of information regarding many particular events in all areas of New Haven and the Green. It contains early maps and illustrations. It consists of
papers read before the New Haven Colony Historical Society between 1894 and 1898 regarding the history of the Green from 1638 - 1862.
Connecticut's Music in the Revolutionary Era. Ruth Mack Wilson. The American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut. 1979.
Written as one of 35 booklets dedicated to Whitney Brooks, Vice Chairman of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut. The book describes the music and people involved in the music of the Revolutionary Era in Connecticut. Chapter III Music in the War Years makes reference to fife and drummers from Yale and New Haven that accompanied militia who drilled in New Haven on the Green. Reference is also made to the musical arrangements made to accompany psalms at the three churches on the Green. The book describes the hiring and responsibilities of a town drummer. P. 33. The book traces the struggle for church congregations to adapt a new style of music.
Connecticut's Revolutionary War Leaders North Callahan. Pequot Press. Chester Connecticut, 1973.This work contains biographical accounts of Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen, Israel Putnam, David Wooster and others.
Elms, Arms, and Ivy. New Haven in the Twentieth Century. Robert Leeney. Community Communications, Inc. Montgomery Alabama. 2000
Robert Leeney's work is an informative archive of 20th century New Haven. While the content is beyond the focus of the timeframe of my unit, the material is useful background knowledge for continuing the story of the New Haven Green. It would be a great reference for United States History II or for a course in 20th Century History.
"New Haven in 1884"
Journal of the New Haven Colony Historical Society
. Floyd Shumway and Richard Hegel Published by the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Vol 30/NO2 Winter 1984.
Floyd Shumway and Richard Hegel vividly portray New Haven in 1884 in a comprehensive narrative. Their account includes descriptions of The Nine Squares: New Haven's neighborhoods. Some illustrations and photographs/daguerreotypes are included. The account traces the name, Elm City, to circa 1865, when elm trees planted on and around the green in the 1790's had reached their magnificence. Ironically, as the name was catching on the trees began to die from damage of cankerworms. Noteworthy features described include: the stone and wrought iron fence, the town well, with a three handled pump (on the corner of Church and Chapel Street), the Franklin Elm planted next to the pump in 1790 to commemorate the death of Benjamin Franklin.
New Haven A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design. Elizabeth Mills Brown. Yale University Press New Haven and London 1976.
Elizabeth Mills Brown writes in her preface that this book is a field guide but is "also intended to be of use to scholars" (p.viii). In addition to detailed information on the history of the Green and the architectural significance of the buildings that surround the Green, Brown provides copious background on New Haven's neighborhoods and historic roads. For each subject of study there is historical background in the form of information on the architect(s), builder(s), and alterations/renovations. Photographs and sketches depicting modern as well as historic portrayals of buildings and spaces are included. The chapter on the Green and Downtown includes a roughly three–page historical narrative, map, and descriptions with photographs and sketches of 53 buildings that surround the Green or are in the immediate vicinity. I found it extremely useful in visiting the Green and its surrounding buildings.
New Haven Celebrates the Bicentennial. Harold Hornstein (editor). New Haven Bicentennial Commission. Eastern Press. New Haven CT. 1976.
This is an account of New Haven's Bicentennial Celebration.
New Haven Evening Register.
July 1st through July 5th 1876
Copies are available on Microfilm in the New Haven Public Library. There are excellent accounts of the centennial celebration in the July 1st and 5th editions. I suspect that other editions from other years will also be informative to teachers and students.
Nineteenth-Century Historians of New Haven. Richard Hegel. Archon Books. Handen Connecticut 1972. Hegel's work contains biographies of five lesser known New Haven men who recorded important contributions to New Haven history in the 19th century: Leonard Bacon, John Warner Barber, Edward Rodolphus Lambert, Edward Elias Atwater, Charles Herbert Levermore.
The Power of Place. Urban Landscapes as Public History. Dolores Hayden. MIT Press. Cambridge MA. 1995
Dolores Hayden launched the Power of Place, a small nonprofit corporation, in 1984. The purpose of the organization was to "situate women's history and ethnic history in downtown (Los Angeles), in public places, through experimental, collaborative projects by historians, designers, and artists" (Hayden p.xi) Section II of this work describes the Power of Place Project. Section I, Claiming Urban Landscapes as Public History challenges one to see the urban landscape as a record of public history. The framework presented in this work is the obvious framework through which the seminar and subsequently this unit are based. Chapter 1, Contested Terrain outlines the debate over preservation policy. Chapter 2, Urban Landscape History: The Sense of Place and the Politics of Space "sketches a way to frame the social history of urban space". The model proposed incorporates elements of cultural geography, architecture, and social history. It is based on the premise that the urban landscape is the product of diverse inhabitants-indigenous people, colonizers, laborers, architects, politicians, housewives (might I add students) - over time. She introduces cultural mapping as a tool to uncover the cognitive pictures of places shared by different groups. Chapter 3, Place Memory and Urban Preservation offers examples of urban history projects where the limitations of respective social historians and architectural preservationists are minimized.
Republic of Shade New England and the American Elm. Thomas Campanella. Yale University Press. New Haven Connecticut. 2003.
Mr. Campanella's work explores the practical use and adoption of the American Elm in the first grassroots environmental movement in America. His work contains the history of the elm plantings on the New Haven Green and in other communities throughout New England. Beautiful old photographs are in this text. In addition, the text explains Dutch Elm disease and describes programs to re-introduce disease resistant strains of elms in communities throughout New England
Subjects Matter Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading. Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman. Heinemann Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 2004.
Content Area Reading Strategies for Lessons were adapted from strategies outlined and described in this contemporary text. I received training in using strategies from the text through the weeklong Connecticut Writing Project Workshop conducted by Mary Mackley and Carol at Wilbur Cross High School in June 2005. .
Three Hundred Years of Progress in New Haven 1638-1938. May White, Supervisor of Social Studies, New Haven Public Schools. Boardman Trade School Print Shop New Haven, 1938. Commissioned by the New Haven Board of Education to celebrate the New Haven Tercentenary Celebration, this work is a summary history of New Haven's first three hundred years. The fact that it was commissioned, written, and printed by agents of the New Haven Public Schools makes it an interesting publication.
Three Centuries of New Haven 1638-1938. Rollin Osterweiss. Yale University Press, New Haven Connecticut. 1964. This is a thorough account of the history of New Haven from 1638-1938.