This detailed exploration of the settlement of Maine beginning in the late eighteenth century illuminates the violent, widespread contests along the American frontier that served to define and complete the American Revolution. Taylor shows how Maine's militant settlers organized secret companies to defend their populist understanding of the Revolution.
Alan Taylor is professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic.
The University of North Carolina Press
Date of Publication
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia