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An interdisciplinary network of scholars and community members focusing on the study of Vermont.

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Center for Research on Vermont

Research Stories


Fleming Exhibit Brings Civil War Alive

Vermont played a critical role in the Civil War, sending soldiers and supplies to the battles in the south. At one time, 10 percent of Vermont’s total population was fighting in the war – the highest per capita service of any state. This stemmed in part from Vermonters early opposition to slavery and active participation in ...

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Transportation Changes & The Tunbridge World's Fair

Last week marked the 143rd anniversary of the Tunbridge World’s Fair. I’ve attended the Fair 19 out of the last twenty years. Record turnouts illustrate the continued popularity of the Fair. It’s a culturally vibrant and unique event that draws in people from miles around. Annually, thousands of people make the trek to the ...

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November 14 &15, 2014 - Influences of America's Civil War

A Fire Never Extinguished: How America’s Civil War Continues to Shape Civic and Cultural Life in America November 14 – 15, 2014

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Teresa Mares on Vermont Migrant Workers and Isolation

Immigration and border issues have long-been a critical part of America’s cultural present and past. Here in Vermont, migrant workers have been intensely involved with aspects of food production, especially within the dairy industry. Today, more than half the state’s milk, for example, is produced with help from migrant ...

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