Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life

In Fall of 2014, the editorship of Common-place moved to the University of Connecticut, with Professors Walt Woodward (History) and Anna Mae Duane (English/American Studies) serving as Co-Editors of the interdisciplinary journal. Check out the newest issue by clicking the icon below, or click here to read the December press release from UConn's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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The State Historian in Print

As Connecticut's State Historian, Walt Woodward is regularly interviewed and consulted as an expert on historical matters for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Hartford Courant, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, US News & World Report, and more. Below you can find a small sampling of the State Historian in print.

As an Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, he has also authored multiple scholarly articles and books. For more information on his recently published books, visit the "About" page here. For a list of  scholarly articles, visit his Faculty Page at the UConn History Department website.


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Connecticut Explored: "From the State Historian" 

Walt Woodward is a regular contributor to Connecticut Explored, Connecticut's premier public history magazine. His column, "From the State Historian," appears in every issue, and touches upon all sorts of historical subjects, from immigration and maps to Civil War generals and historic homes. 




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Wilton Bulletin: State Historian Helps Library and Historical Society Revive the Industrial Revolution

Press release and interview for Professor Woodward's talk about Connecticut emigration, "Leaving Connecticut, Shaping America." (February 3, 2014)

For more information on this talk, click here.



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UConn Today: Connecticut River at Heart of Honors Course

UConn's online magazine takes a look at the first Honors course to be taught at the University's Greater Hartford Campus: "American Landscapes: The Connecticut River Valley," taught by State Historian and Associate Professor of History Walter Woodward. (December 12, 2013)



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The Wall Street Journal:
"What 'Lincoln' Gets Right -- And Wrong -- About Connecticut
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State Historian Walter Woodward weighs in on the controversy surrounding the portrayal of Connecticut legislators in Steven Spielberg's film 'Lincoln.' (February 11, 2013)