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Maine Historical Society Announces Publication of New Book, Maine In The Civil War: A Bibliographic Guide

November 12, 2014

Maine Historical Society Announces Publication of New Book,  Maine In The Civil War: A Bibliographic Guide

Portland, ME: Maine Historical Society is excited to announce the publication of its newest book, Maine In The Civil War: A Bibliographic Guide, 2nd Edition complied by Jamie Kingman Rice and William B. Jordan.

Maine In The Civil War is a comprehensive bibliography of published works reflecting the state's participation in the War of the Rebellion, as well as the impact of the war on Maine. It includes an exhaustive list of printed works such as biographies, compilations, specialized studies and regimental histories. Originally published in 1976, the 2nd edition includes works published in the last thirty years, as well as items not appearing in the original publication.

Historian William B. Jordan complied the first edition as part of the Maine Historical Society's Maine History Bibliographic Guide Series (1973-1985). The second edition, compiled by Jamie Kingman Rice, Director of Library Services at the Society's Brown Research Library builds on the original work, with plans to offer an electronic version to enhance the usability of the bibliography. Maine Historical Society has been publishing material since 1831. In addition to the Society's more recent book publications such as A Maine Prodigy: The Life and Adventures of Elise Fellows White (2011), MHS currently publishes the journal Maine History in partnership with the University of Maine Orono, as well as collections based exhibit essays online through Maine Memory Network ( for 260+ other organizations across the state.

Maine In The Civil War may be purchased at the MHS Museum Store or online at starting November 24, 2014.

For more information:

Maine Historical Society
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