How Maine Became a Free State, 1820

The talk featured below was given by Liam Riordan, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of Maine. It was delivered at the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting at Blue Hill Public Library on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Here, Professor Riordan describes how Maine became a free state in 1820. In 2020, Maine celebrates its bicentennial anniversary as a free state.