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Historical Items

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Item 7485

Maine Anti-Slavery Society constitution, ca. 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1833 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7346

Maine Anti-Slavery Society report, 1836

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1836-10-27 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10222

Minutes, Portland Anti-Slavery Society, 1844-1846, 1850-1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1844 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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State of Mind: Becoming 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?

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

Yet Maine's push for separation from Massachusetts did not begin in 1820, nor was it simply dictated by Congress.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

The first president of the Bangor Anti-Slavery Society was John Godfrey. During the 1800's a fair number of African Americans made Bangor their home.

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Colby College Special Collections

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