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abolitionism, journalism, Maine, medical history, New England, oral history, pacifism, prison reform, religion, social history
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About Me

A graduate of University of Southern Maine’sĀ American & New England Studies program, my interest is in nineteenth-century journalism and anything that can be gleaned from the pages of old newspapers.

My 2019 book Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, AbolitionistĀ details the life and times of a little-known radical New England journalist.

Based in Maine, I have written numerous articles on local history. Articles have covered early Maine law, medical history, and social history of coastal communities.


Recent Publications


Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist (2019, Frayed Edge Press)


Selected articles:

“Islands of the Dawnland”, Island Journal, Vol. 36 (2020, Island Institute)

Fishing, Fowling, and Navigation“, Island Journal, Vol. 36 (2020, Island Institute)

Hidden History: Pest houses of Mount Desert Island, Mount Desert Islander, July 19, 2020

Schools and businesses closed to prevent virus spread a hundred years ago“, Mount Desert Islander, March 27, 2020

The women behind the sardine factories of Southwest Harbor“, Mount Desert Islander, March 10, 2020



Media Coverage
"Open Ears Maine" radio show, April 14, 2020
Country Focus
American & New England
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Economic History, Local & Regional, Medicine, Politics, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History, Urban History, Women