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Where to find signed books in coastal Maine, March 31 edition

More than a year into the pandemic I was realizing that I haven’t set foot south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire since February 2020, despite having a book come out. But… Read more »

Regarding Maine on the occasion of its 200th anniversary of statehood, in the Boston Globe

  Maine turned 200 this year, but the Bicentennial celebrations were cancelled by the pandemic, with Gov. Mills spending the official birthday, March 15, advising Mainers to lockdown to prevent… Read more »

Talking American Nations and the 2020 election with Denmark’s Zetland Magasin

The world is watching as the U.S. staggers towards the highest stakes election since the 1870s Tuesday, and some reporters have been drawn to American Nations, American Character, Union and… Read more »

Speaking on UNION and the creation and future of U.S. nationhood, Sept. 7 via Jesup Memorial Library

On the evening of Labor Day, September 7, I’ll be giving a virtual talk and answering questions about Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood and the… Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s past and Lobster Coast via the Schoodic Institute, Sept.8

On September 8 at 7pm Eastern, I’ll be talking about the backstory of Maine on the occasion of its Bicentennial: a harrowing and little understood saga of war and betrayal,… Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s formative history (virtually), August 20 via Biddeford Pool Summer Speaker Series

This Thursday, August 20, I’ll be speaking on, well, why Maine and Mainers are they way they are and how events centuries ago shaped our fundamental, postcolonial character.It’s the subject… Read more »

Remembering the Malaga Island tragedy

Earlier this month my Press Herald colleagues asked me to record a video bit for the “this day in Maine” Bicentennial of Statehood feature on a story I reported on… Read more »

Traveling via book? Lonely Planet recommends Lobster Coast for Maine

The pandemic has us all grounded, with transportation cut back, unnecessary travel dangerous, and most international borders sealed off. But the folks at Lonely Planet, the travel guide company whose… Read more »

Colony, the Press Herald Maine Bicentennial series, concludes

With the world facing the biggest social, economic, and epidemiological crisis in at least two generations, I neglected to post the final two installments of “Colony,” my six part Maine… Read more »

Colony, Chapter 3: Massachusetts’ conquest of Maine

Maine is celebrating the bicentennial of its statehood this year, but the story of our beginnings lies in the millennia and centuries that preceded March 15th, 1820, the day we… Read more »