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Item 101784

Thomas Reed to Thomas Robison regarding the Caribbean economy and slave market, Sint Eustatius, 1791

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1791 Location: Havana Media: Ink on paper

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Bill of lading for slave, 1719

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1719 Media: Ink on paper

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Lieut. General William Pepperrell, ca. 1740

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1740 Location: Kittery Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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

This was possibly used to help run-away slaves hide and escape from those trying to capture them so they could then make their way to Canada.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… state, with Missouri entering a year later as a slave state, thus balancing the number of free and slave states in the nation.

My Maine Stories

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.