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Links to Farmington, Hartford, New Haven and New London Tourism and History
Links to Websites of Places Featured in this Itinerary and Amistad Related Sites
Selected Bibliography for Amistad
Children's Books

Links to Farmington, Hartford, New Haven, New London and Connecticut Tourism and History

Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
Protecting resources that are windows on the past is the job of the Historic Preservation and Museum Division of the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, a state agency established in 2004,  in accordance with Public Act 03-6 of the Connecticut General Assembly.

Farmington, Connecticut
Learn about the community, government and tourist opportunities available in historic Farmington, Connecticut.

Hartford, Connecticut
One of the many links on this informative page leads to an order form for a free visitor's guide. Dining and accommodations can be reached from here as well.

West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce webpage has a "Places to See" page that explores historic, cultural and entertainment sites.

New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven's guide to economic development, government, parks and schools.

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
A guide to the hotels, museums, entertainment and festivals in the greater New Haven area.

New London, Connecticut
City government, general information, community, businesses and tourist information.

Chamber of Commerce Eastern Connecticut
Promoting a regional identity, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut (which covers the area of New London) has links to Connecticut tourism.

Welcome to Connecticut Tourism
An excellent site to help the vacation bound discover Connecticut's treasures.

Connecticut Main Street Center
Connecticut Main Street Center is the state's leading resource for cities and towns seeking to comprehensively revitalize their main street districts and is committed to bringing Connecticut's commercial districts back to life, socially and economically.

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, founded by special act of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1975, works to preserve the character and ensure the vitality of Connecticut's historically significant places.

Connecticut State Parks and Forests
The diversity and splendor of Connecticut's state parks and forests offers everything in a vacation.

Adams National Historical Park
Located in Quincy, Massachusetts, approximately 10 miles south of Boston, Adams NHS interprets five generations of the Adams family (from 1720 to 1927) including Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President and one of the lawyers for the Mende Africans.

Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor
This National Heritage Corridor in northeastern Connecticut and south central Massachusetts has been called "the last green valley" in the Boston-to-Washington megalopolis. Close to Hartford, Providence and Worcester, but far enough away to avoid urban sprawl, this 1086 square mile region administered by the National Park Service remains predominately rural.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Discover the the Appalachian National Scenic Trail as it winds through Connecticutt--administered by the National Park Service.

Weir Farm National Historic Site
Administered by the National Park Service, see how the environment of American Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir's (1852 – 1919) Connecticut farm provided him with the means to explore his artistic impressions of nature.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
The HABS/HAER program documents important architectural, engineering and industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories. Their collections, including some of the places highlighted in this itinerary, are archived at the Library of Congress and available online. You can view these by clicking on the link above and entering search the names of the four towns highlighted in this itinerary.

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
The professional association of the State government officials who carry out the national historic preservation program as delegates of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national nonprofit preservation organization.

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

National Park Service Office of Sustainable Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the National Park Service promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Merritt Parkway website for more ideas.

 

Links to Websites of Places Featured in this Itinerary and Amistad Related Sites

Amistad America
Mystic Seaport and their Exploring Amistad website
Old Statehouse
Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court Building
The Connecticut Historical Society
United Church on the Green

Miss Porter's School for Girls (owner of several sites in Farmington)
First Church of Christ
Stanley-Whitman House

Selected Bibliography for Amistad

Amistad Committee. The Amistad Revolt : Struggle for Freedom. New Haven, Conn.: Amistad Committee, 1993.

Fage, J.D. and William Tordoff. A History of Africa. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Horton. In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks . New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Jones, Howard. Mutiny on the Amistad: the Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy. Oxford University Press, 1987.

Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery: 1619-1877. New York, New York: Hill and Wang, 2003.

Myers, Walter Dean. Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom. London: Puffin Books, 2001.

Nagel, Paul C. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Pesci, David. Amistad. New York, New York: Marlowe & Co, 1997.

Osagie, Iyunolu Folayan. The Amistad Revolt: Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone. Athens, Georgia:University of Georgia Press, 2000.

Stewart, James Brewer. Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery. New York, New York: Hill and Wang Press, 1997.

Children's Books

Chambers, Veronica and Paul Lee (illustrator). Amistad Rising: A Story of Freedom.
San Diego, California: Harcourt Children's Books, 1998.

Myers, Walter Dean. Amistad: a Long Road to Freedom. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1998.

Sterne, Emma Gelders. The Story of the Amistad (Dover Juvenile Classics). Mineola, New York: 2001.

Zeinert, Karen. The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition. North Haven, Connecticut: Linnet Books, 1997.

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