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Author and Historian Douglas Arnold will give a talk on the 1818 Constitutional Convention, and the political aftermath and fiscal reform
Author and Historian Douglas Arnold will give a talk on the 1818 Constitutional Convention, and the political aftermath, including fiscal reform on October 18, 2018, 12:00 P.M.-12:45 P.M., at the Connecticut State Library. In 1818, enough dissenters from the Congregational Church organized to unseat the Federalist Party (the traditional party of the Congregationalist) in Connecticut. Consequently, the newly empowered state republicans called for a constitutional Convention to overhaul the state’s government along more liberal lines. The republican aim was disestablishment…Find out more »
Peter Tillou will present the inaugural Peter Tillou-Venture Smith Book Prize to its first recipient, Kwadwo Opoku‐Agyemang, of Ghana, West Africa, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 2 p.m., at the Connecticut State Library.
The Peter Tillou-Venture Smith Book Prize was created to recognize an outstanding work of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry written in English by an emerging West African author/scholar. It will enable Opoku‐Agyemang to see his work recognized throughout North America, Europe, and Africa. The inaugural Prize includes the printing and distribution of Opoku‐Agyemang’s book, “Wise Eyes: The Anomabo Poems,” and $5,000 for travel to the award ceremony and promotion of the book. The Prize also creates a new chapter in the…Find out more »