Carriage House Author Talks presents
Bruce P. Stark, Peeling the Research Onion, How a Newspaper Article Led to a 300-page Book
When: April 27 at 7 PM
Where: The Carriage House
Bruce Stark is a Connecticut native who has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut and a library degree from Southern Connecticut State University. In a forty year
career as an archivist and historian, he has written and published around fifty books and articles, mostly on Connecticut subjects. He spent twelve years as Assistant State Archivist at the
Connecticut State Library in Hartford, the repository that holds the bulk of materials used in his extensive research.
His latest work, The Myth and Reality of Slavery in Eastern Connecticut is the product of more than a decade of research inspired by a false story that a slave plantation existed in Salem, yet his inquiry goes far beyond an analysis of this narrative. He will be talking today about the genesis and debunking of the tale of the slave plantation and some other subjects discussed in placing the original story in a larger historical context. The title of his presentation is: “Peeling the Research Onion, or, How a Newspaper Article Led to a 300-Page Book.”