The Rockland Public Library presents historian Liam Riordan, Thursday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m., on Zoom. This event is free and open to all.
This illustrated presentation explores the statehood process in Maine that culminated in 1820 with formal separation from Massachusetts.
According to the Library, in a news release, commemorating statehood can help listeners to better understand challenging public issues, including the explosive place of slavery vis-a-vis the Maine-Missouri Crisis, the uncertain location of the international border, sharp partisan conflict and the “two Maines,” Wabanaki sovereignty, and more.
Liam Riordan is an early American historian specializing in the Revolutionary era (ca. 1760-1830), and has been a faculty member at UMaine since 1997. He has done considerable Public History work to commemorate the bicentennial of the state of Maine and organized a public scholarly conference on the statehood era and its legacy in 2019.
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