Surely our State was at the forefront of ending enslavement and defending the Union during the Civil War. If only it were true! Connecticut was stridently divided over the war and Fairfield County was home to traitors. Join us for a Lecture and Discussion of the often-unknown history of Connecticut, Copperheads and the Constitution.
Dr. Matthew Warshauer is a professor of History at Central Connecticut State University and served for six years at the co-chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission, which was responsible for the state’s many activities remembering the nation’s greatest trial. Warshauer is a widely recognized and sought after lecturer in the field of American political and constitutional history, and is the author of four books. Two on Andrew Jackson and two on Connecticut and the Civil War.