By clicking on one of these links, you can go directly
to a particular section:
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
to Farmington, Hartford, New Haven, New London and Connecticut Tourism
Commission on Culture & Tourism
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.
Learn about the community, government and tourist opportunities available
in historic Farmington, 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's guide to economic development, government,
parks and schools.
New Haven Chamber of Commerce
A guide to the hotels, museums, entertainment and festivals in the greater
New Haven area.
City government, general information, community, businesses
and tourist information.
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.
to Connecticut Tourism
An excellent site to help the vacation
bound discover Connecticut's treasures.
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.
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
Connecticut State Parks and Forests
The diversity and splendor of Connecticut's
state parks and forests offers everything in a vacation.
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.
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.
National Scenic Trail
Discover the the Appalachian National
Scenic Trail as it winds through Connecticutt--administered by the National
Weir Farm National
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.
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.
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.
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national nonprofit
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.
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.
to Websites of Places Featured in this Itinerary and Amistad Related
Seaport and their Exploring Amistad website
State Library and Supreme Court Building
Connecticut Historical Society
Church on the Green
Porter's School for Girls (owner of several sites in Farmington)
Church of Christ
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,
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,
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.