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. Paperback; 408 pages.
"A book that will change the way we think about early American frontier settlement and the political struggles that accompanied it."--William J. Cronon, Yale University