Keywords: Land division
The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.
The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.
The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?
Gendered divisions of economic activity, moreover, meant that women landowners did not participate in companies’ day-to-day decision-making or…
Sale and division to heirs of the original proprietors meant that by 1750, both the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors consisted of numerous men and…
Gendered family structures and divisions of labor shaped Wabanaki and colonial New England economies, and Indigenous and White women were essential…