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Making Maine

Statehood and the War of 1812

November 25, 2022 | Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781625347015
$58.50
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Description

After the Revolutionary War ended, the new American nation grappled with a question about its identity: Were the states sovereign entities or subordinates to a powerful federal government? The War of 1812 brought this vexing issue into sharp relief, as a national government intent on waging an unpopular war confronted a populace in Massachusetts that was vigorously opposed to it. Maine, which at the time was part of Massachusetts, served as the battleground in this political struggle.

Joshua M. Smith recounts an innovative history of the war, focusing on how it specifically affected what was then called the District of Maine. Drawing on archival materials from the United States, Britain, and Canada, Smith exposes the bitter experience of Maine's citizens during that conflict as they endured multiple hardships, including starvation, burdensome taxation, smuggling, treason, and enemy occupation. War's inherent miseries, along with a changing relationship between regional and national identities, gave rise to a statehood movement that rejected a Boston-centric worldview in favor of a broadly American identity.

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About this Author

JOSHUA M. SMITH is director of the American Merchant Marine Museum.

ISBN: 9781625347015
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 360
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Published: 2022-11-25

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