Bookshelf: Maine – The Wilder Half of New England

Bookshelf: [amazon_link id=”0884483339″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Maine –  The Wilder Half of New England[/amazon_link] – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012
By: William David Barry
Publisher: Tilbury House
Pages: 290
Price: Paperback $30
This is a concise, solid, and surprising overview of 500 years of Maine history, from first contact between Native Americans and European explorers to the achievement of a Down East identity, national political power, and worldwide cultural identification. Almost the size of the rest of New England, Maine was the first colonized and is the most forested, sparsely settled, and perhaps, the most independent-minded of New England states. Illustrated with well over 200 images drawn from several collections, these pages contain many rare and fascinating drawings, paintings, and photographs. The bibliography is a rich resource for exploring Maine history further.

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