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Scott Gac Featured in Hartford Installment of C-SPAN’s ‘Cities Tour’ to Discuss His Book, ‘Singing for Freedom’

Trinity College Associate Professor of History and American Studies Scott Gac was featured in the recent installment of C-SPAN’s “Cities Tour” series that focused on Hartford. Gac discussed his book, Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth Century Culture of Antebellum Reform (Yale University, 2007), about one of the most famous American […]

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Meet Some of Trinity College’s Faculty and Staff Athletes

There is much more going on in the lives of Trinity College’s high-achieving scholars, teachers, and staff members than what students and colleagues see in the office or the classroom. These men and women are also athletes whose physical feats include everything from years of casual tennis to grueling 140.6-mile Ironman Triathlons. Below, some of […]

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Davarian Baldwin’s Vast Scholarship on Display in Hartford, Around the World

When Davarian Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies, joined Trinity’s faculty in 2009, he saw the tremendous value of the College’s Hartford location as a source of scholarship and as an ideal setting for a liberal arts education. ​“It’s about getting students out beyond the campus walls,” he said. “Doing work, talking […]

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Minnesota Musical Group Draws on Scott Gac’s Work

In 2007, Scott Gac, undergraduate and graduate director of American studies and associate professor, published Singing For Freedom, a book about New Hampshire’s Hutchinson Family Singers, America’s most popular musical act in the years leading up to the Civil War. This year, he collaborated with Minnesota’s Rose Ensemble on a musical adaptation of their story […]

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