Connecticut Yankee Dreamers and Doers

An Early History of the State's Innovators and Manufacturers

Book Description

Connecticut Yankee Dreamers and Doers explores the growth of Connecticut industry in the decades from 1790 to 1860. These Connecticut merchants, manufacturers, artisans, machinists, peddlers, and tinkers all demonstrated the revolutionary nature of the American economic system. This is a fascinating documentation of how the ingenious Yankees planted the seeds and cultivated the first fruits of the Industry of the United States.

For over sixty years Globe Pequot Press has been at the forefront of the movement to save local history for future generations. In doing so we published countless valuable books local history, biography, architecture, antiques, genealogy and travel. Today we return to our roots and share these wonderful Globe Pequot Vintage books with our New England readers, with the hope that they will shed new light on our shared heritage.


Ellsworth Strong Grant (1917-2013) served as Mayor of West Hartford from 1969 to 1974 as well as being president of the Connecticut Historical Society. A direct descendant of Hartford founder Thomas Hooker, Grant was dedicated to the area’s history and shared its tales through newspaper pieces for the Hartford Courant and books that included, The City of Hartford 1784 to 1984, The Colt Armory, and The Miracle of Connecticut.