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Speaking on Maine’s historical odyssey, South Portland, Maine, Sept. 28
September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
I’ll be speaking about the past, present and future of coastal Maine in South Portland on Wednesday, September 28th. This a twice-rescheduled talk originally intended to have been delivered during Maine’s Bicentennial summer of 2020 which, of course, became instead Maine’s pandemic summer of 2020, and again postponed this spring because of a Covid resurgence. But third time is a charm!
It’s free and open to the public. Nonesuch Books will be on hand to sell books, which I’m happy to sign.
Here’s a description:
The Lobster Coast: The past, present and future of coastal Maine
Colin Woodard shares the backstory of Maine, a harrowing and little understood saga of war and betrayal, of clashing empires and ethnic cleansing, of civil war and colonial occupation by Massachusetts of what had been a separate province. These events shaped Mainers as a people and explain some of the culture’s most impressive virtues and most frustrating faults, as well as the still fraught relationship between this land’s real natives and the rest of us whose families came “from away” at some point in the past four hundred years.