Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight Dies – Today in History: January 11

January 11, 2019

On January 11, 1817, Timothy Dwight (theologian, educator, poet, and eighth president of Yale) died in New Haven, Connecticut. A... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Arts, Belief, Education, Fairfield, Literature, New Haven, Revolution and the New Nation, Timothy Dwight

Morris Academy

Hidden Nearby: The Morris Academy

November 29, 2018

Rare for his time, educator James Morris accepted both boys and girls as students. …[more]

Categories: Education, Goshen, Morris, Timothy Dwight

Foreign Mission School, Cornwall

An Experiment in Evangelization: Cornwall’s Foreign Mission School

November 10, 2015

The story of the Foreign Mission School connects the town of Cornwall, Connecticut, to a larger, national religious fervor that... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Belief, Connecticut History Day 2017, Cornwall, Education, Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight Provides Religious, Military, and Educational Services for a Young Country

October 11, 2015

Timothy Dwight was an influential preacher, poet, and educator who served as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War and later as the president of Yale College. …[more]

Categories: Cornwall, Education, Fairfield, Jonathan Edwards, Literature, New Haven, Redding, Timothy Dwight, Watertown

Joel Barlow

The Hartford Wits

July 24, 2015

Eventually taking the name the "Hartford Wits," some of the most influential figures of the 18th century got together to write poetry that documented the state of the times. …[more]

Categories: Derby, Hartford, Literature, Middletown, New Haven, Redding, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Timothy Dwight, Waterbury, Watertown

Am I not a man and a brother?

Early Anti-slavery Advocates in 18th-century Connecticut

February 8, 2015

Ideals advanced during the American Revolution inspired many of the state’s religious and political leaders to question and oppose slavery in the late 1700s. …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2017, Law, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation, Slavery and Abolition, Social Movements, Surprise, Timothy Dwight

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