Reckoning with History: Michael Morand on 1748 Map of New Haven, Mondays at Beinecke, Feb. 15, 2021

Beinecke Library at Yale– Feb 17, 2021

Beinecke Library’s Michael Morand discusses the Plan of the City of New Haven by James Wadsworth in 1748, the earliest surviving manuscript map of New Haven. The talk follows threads of local history from the marks Wadsworth made to sketch a reckoning with history, including rediscovering “Jethro a blackman farmer,” his family, and the work of free and enslaved people in the construction of Connecticut Hall at Yale, the first brick building in Connecticut and the oldest surviving building in the compact part of New Haven.

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