Welcome to the Spring 2023 issue! The end of the academic year always brings its levels of celebrations of the accomplishments of the year, as well as opportunities to make differences in the next. That's also a big part of what we do as historians; try to construct the past to give us better insights into the future, and to help students to recognize the past that's all around them. We've put a little bit of both in this issue.

The first article, Richard Lenzi's “John Hyde Preston: Lost Writer of 1930s Connecticut” also provided the cover image of John Hyde Preson sitting on a rock. More than just a lost author, Lenzi reveals the community of writers of the 1930s and their overlap with the Communist Party, but also the life, maybe tragic, of a talented writer who has seemingly not made it into cannon.

The second article, Jeffrey...

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