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Union paperback launch event – Portland, Maine

Longellow Books One Monument Way, Portland, ME

Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine is hosting an in-person book launch event for the paperback edition of my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood. It's an "in conversation" format between me and veteran WCSH news anchor Pat Callaghan. Kicks off at 7pm. Free and open to the... Read more »

Union talk — Blue Hill, Maine

Bagadeuce Music Lending Library 49 South Street, Blue Hill, ME

Paperback launch of Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, which tells the story of the struggle to create a national myth for the United States, one that could hold its rival regional cultures together and forge an American nation. Sponsored by Blue Hill Books and held at the Bagadeuce Music... Read more »

Union talk – York, Maine

York Public Library 15 Long Sands Road, York, ME

I’ll be speaking about my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, at the York Public Library in York, Maine. Books available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public.

Union talk – Scarborough, Maine

Scarborough Public Library 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME

I’ll be speaking about my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, at the Scarborough Public Library. Books available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public.

Speaking on American Nations at Ohio University

Ohio University Athens, OH

I'll be speaking on American Nations at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The event is co-sponsored by Ohios Department of Geography and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. It kicks off at 7pm at the Walter Hall Rotunda and is free and open to the public. Details here.

Speaking on Union, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mar. 16 (private)

College Endowment Association Milwaukee, WI

I'll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and ethno-nationalist visions of the country to the College Endowment Association in Milwaukee. It's a members-only event, but if you're in southern Wisconsin and wanted to connect, give me a shout.... Read more »

Speaking on Union in Newport, R.I., April 21

Salve Regina University Newport, RI

I'll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and ethno-nationalist visions of the country at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where I am a Pell Center Senior Visiting Fellow. The event is free and open to the... Read more »

POSTPONED: Maine history talk – South Portland, Maine – May 26

South Portland Public Library 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME

UPDATE: Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in Cumberland County, Maine, this event has been postponed. Further details to come. I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of coastal Maine in South Portland on Thursday, May 26th. This a rescheduled talk originally intended to have been delivered during Maine's Bicentennial summer of... Read more »

Speaking on the Caribbean Pirates (virtually), NYC, June 23

Queens Public Library Queens, NY

I'll be speaking about Blackbeard and the great Golden age pirate gang in a virtual presentation hosted by the Queens Public Library in New York's Cambria Heights neighborhood on June 23 at 4pm. The event is free and open to the public worldwide. Details here:  

Speaking on the Lobster Coast, Deer Isle, Maine, June 27

Chase Emerson Memorial Library Deer Isle, ME

I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of Coastal Maine -- a topic I took up in both The Lobster Coast and the "Colony" series for the Portland Press Herald -- at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library in lovely Deer Isle, Maine at 5pm on June 27th.  It's free and open to the... Read more »