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Liberty Men, Great Proprietors, and Maine Today - a Lecture and Conversation with Alan Taylor

Recorded on October 8, 2020 - In the years leading up to Maine Statehood, the political culture in the District of Maine was remarkably like it is today: fraught with conflict, resentment, political theater, and the pursuit of opportunity. MHS Executive Director Steve Bromage and historian Alan Taylor discuss the history of settlers trying to build lives on the Maine frontier, wealthy landowners seeking to monetize vast tracts of land they had been granted, and about how the story of these "liberty men" and "great proprietors" might help us understand Maine today.

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