Liberty Men and Great Proprietors The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820

ISBN-10: 0807842826

ISBN-13: 9780807842829

Edition: 1990

Authors: Alan Taylor

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This detailed exploration of the settlement of Maine beginning in the late eighteenth century illuminates the violent, widespread contests along the American frontier that served to define and complete the American Revolution. Taylor shows how Maine's militant settlers organized secret companies to defend their populist understanding of the Revolution.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 5/31/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Alan Shaw Taylor was born in 1955 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1977. He went on to earn his PhD. from Brandeis University in 1986. He has become a professor of history at the University of California. He is best known for his contributions to microhistory which he demonstrated in his Pulitzer Prize winning history of William Cooper and the settlement of Cooperstown, New York. In this work, Alan Taylor uses court records, land records, letters and diaries to reconstruct the economic, political and socila history of New England and the settlement of New York. He is also a regular contributor of book reviews and essays to The New Republic. His books include William Cooper's Town: Power & Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history and the Bancroft Prize in American History. In 2014, he once again won the Pulitzer Prize for History in his title: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.

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