BOOK NOTES:  Some books which might be of general interest to students of the "Early Republic" period -- If you find any worth purchasing after following one of these links, a portion will go to support of this web site:
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough a "story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work."
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffrey Sachs.  From book description: "For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving.  But Sachs turns his attention back home in The Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for every American. In a forceful, impassioned, and personal voice, he offers not only a searing and incisive diagnosis of our country’s economic ills but also an urgent call for Americans to restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity.

United States Geography in the Early Republic - CONNECTICUT


Roughly rectangular; 90 miles from east to west, and 50 from north to south. Bounded on the east by Rhode Island, on the north by Massachusetts, on the west by New York state, and on the south by Long Island sound, a huge inlet of the Atlantic. The shoreline is cut by an exceptional number of southward flowing rivers.

Towns and Cities of Connecticut

Counties of Connecticut

There are two tiers of counties:the shore tier, consisting of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties, as one goes from east to west along the shore, and the inland tier; returning west to east, there are Windham, Tolland, Hartford, and Litchfield Counties.

The counties listed below are the same as are shown in a modern atlas, These United States, though the atlas says county governments were abolished in Connecticut in 1960.

The counties have apparently remained the same since they were listed in Dwight's Travels (vol 1, p126).

Rivers, Lakes, Harbors, etc. of Connecticut

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